Keolis has appointed Erika Mazza as Vice President of Keolis Operations for the western region of North America.
Keolis Rail Services Virginia has implemented an Individualized Training Program for its employees. The focus of the program is “to improve and sustain core knowledge of each train and engine for all mechanical employees, based upon their specific strengths and weaknesses as assessed by job performance records, weekly knowledge quizzes, annual tests, and both supervisor and employee evaluation input.”
Passenger rail operators were returning some lines to service in the Northeast after a second straight Nor’easter whipsawed the region with heavy snow.
Drones (formally called UAS, for “Unmanned Aerial System”) are becoming an important tool in railroad engineering and maintenance. Keolis Commuter Services, which operates regional/commuter rail for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, is among the latest to adopt the technology.
Will Bostonians think a fare-free promotion is a fair deal? The city’s transit stakeholders hope so.
At the MBTA Fiscal Management and Control Board meeting, which took place on April 25, 2016, Keolis presented a new proposal for fare collection that would dramatically reduce fare evasion on the MBTA Commuter Rail system while increasing revenue by up to $24 million annually. Under the Keolis proposal, the MBTA fare collection system would be updated to make it easier to buy tickets, but more difficult to evade fares.
Keolis Commuter Services has named United Airlines aircraft maintenance veteran Kenneth Trahan as Chief Mechanical Officer for its Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail system operations and maintenance contract, the company announced on July 8, 2015.