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For Keolis, Day One with MBTA regional rail
Keolis Commuter Services officially began operating the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's 14 regional passengers rail lines as midnight arrived Tuesday morning, July 1, 2014.
MBCR heads to court over MBTA rail contract
MBCR (Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad), contract operator of Boston’s commuter rail system since July 2003, has gone to court in an attempt to block the MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority)…
Keolis lands MBTA regional rail contract
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has awarded Keolis Commuter Services an eight-year, $2.68 billion contract to operate MBTA regional rail passenger service for the Bay State. Two extension options of two…
Report: MBTA mulls new operator
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) reportedly is considering replacing Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co. (MBCR), its current contract operator of MBTA regional rail service.
MCBR plans new maintenance facility in contract-renewal bid
The Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co., contract operator for MBTA commuter trains, says it will build a $65 million train maintenance facility on the south side of South Station to…
MBTA rapidly replaces rail bridge
Massahusetts Bay Transportation Authority work crews replaced a 102-year-old bridge over Clayton Street in Dorchester, Mass., during the weekend, reopening MBTRA's Red Line (part of the 'T") for service by…
First MBTA HSP-46 at TTCI for testing
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s first new HSP-46 regional/commuter rail locomotive has arrived at TTCI in Pueblo, Colo., to undergo testing before it is delivered to Boston and operator MBCR…
New appointments at MCBR
Boston’s Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company (MBCR) has appointed John Hogan as the company’s Chief Transportation Officer, and William (Bill) Gilbert as Director of Quality.
MBTA bumps locomotive order to 40 units
MotivePower, a unit of Wabtec Corp., has signed a contract with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to supply 13 additional, next-generation HSP46 passenger locomotives to be delivered in 2014. The…
Boston South Station expansion focus faulted
Criticism of a proposed $850 million expansion plan for Boston's South Station is coming not just from fiscal conservatives and anti-rail partisans, but now also from those arguing current plans…
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