U.S., Massachusetts: Why the MBTA reversed course on its commuter rail contract with Keolis

By Nik DeCosta-Klipa, Staff, Boston.com; June 16, 2020

Three-and-a-half years ago, amid complaints about service, Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration said they would not renew their current contract with the MBTA’s commuter rail operator, Keolis Commuter Services.

The decision meant that the multi-billion-dollar contract to run — and potentially improve — the state’s commuter rail system would go up for bid when it was set to expire in July 2022. Keolis would have potentially been able to win a new contract — or it could have gone to some other company.

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