Keolis has named Abdellah Chajai CEO of Keolis Commuter Services, which has operated Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s commuter rail system since July 1, 2014.
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Brightline is bringing BrightBikes to West Palm Beach, Fla. In addition, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is providing commuter railcar-seat availability data online; OC Transpo in Ottawa, Ontario, is offering “unlimited no-charge transit” in December; riders of metro Vancouver’s TransLink will be able to pay with Interac Debit by year-end 2022; and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will maintain reduced rail service levels through the end of 2021.
Keolis Commuter Services Chief Executive Officer and General Manager David Scorey on July 8 was promoted to President and CEO of Keolis North America and named to the Keolis Group’s Management Committee. He replaces Interim CEO Clement Michel, appointed Keolis Group Director of Human Resources and Transformation on May 3.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Massachusetts Bay Area Transportation Authority (MBTA), Keolis and CIC Health have teamed on the Commuter Rail Vax Express to boost access to the COVID-19 vaccine; San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) will begin restoring cable car service by early September; Amazon is committing $100 million in below-market funding for affordable housing units on Sound Transit surplus properties; and Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) A-train commuter rail turns 10.
Keolis Commuter Services, operator of Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail, has selected Comply365 to digitize materials for operations personnel; and Duos Technologies has partnered with Dell to help streamline its automated railcar inspection system.
Keolis Group makes Executive Committee appointments; WSP USA National Transit and Rail Leader receives Woman of the Year Award from the Northeast Florida Chapter of WTS International (WTSI); STV appoints Vice President; Operation Lifesaver, Inc., (OLI) announces new members of the Board of Directors and National Advisory Council.
New York MTA’s Metro-North Railroad has promoted Justin Vonashek to Senior Vice President-Operations, succeeding John Kesich, who has held the position since 2013 and will retire in April. Nexsen Pruet, a North Carolina-based economic development group, has hired attorney Scott Saylor.
The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board approved of a four-year extension—through June 30, 2026—of the Commuter Rail Operating contract between the MBTA and Keolis Commuter Services, LLC.
Keolis Commuter Services, the MBTA’s operating partner for Commuter Rail, earned the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Gold Sustainability Award for its commitment to and organizational enhancements focused on environmentally friendly business practices. Keolis is the first private commuter rail operator in the United States to earn the APTA Gold Sustainability Award.
The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) has awarded a $30 million contract for continued Franklin Line double-track design and installation to its Commuter Rail operating partner Keolis.