November 22, 2014

Commuter rail firm faults MBTA on bid vetting

The Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co. is crying foul at what they are calling a flawed procurement process that included few substantial conversations, a complaint lodged with the MBTA before the Globe reported Saturday that the T will recommend that the company’s sole competitor be awarded the state’s lucrative commuter rail operating contract. In a [...]

MBCR GM knows who does the heavy lifting

BOSTON — Have you ever thought it would be nice to hear an employer give credit to the front-line workers who do the heavy lifting? Well, such long overdue recognition came from Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad (MBCR) General Manager Hugh Kiley Jr. March 1, and he should know it didn’t go unnoticed or unappreciated. In reporting [...]

UTU, BLET ratify pacts on MBCR

BOSTON — UTU-represented conductors and assistant conductors on Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad (MBCR) have ratified a four-year agreement covering wages, benefits and working conditions. The agreement is retroactive to July 2009, and may be reopened for amendment in July 2013 under provisions of the Railway Labor Act. BLET-represented engineers on MBCR also ratified a new [...]