Dubourdieu to Oversee Quality Assurance and Regulation Compliance Activities For MBTA’s Commuter Rail System

BOSTON – July 14, 2014 – Keolis Commuter Services has named Franck Dubourdieu director of quality and environmental services, for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail contract, which Keolis began operating on July 1. In this role, he will oversee quality assurance, regulation compliance, and performance management and introduce LEAN management in the organization’s activities

Dubourdieu has more than 20 years of experience working on a variety of passenger railroad operations.  He comes to Keolis from Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français (SNCF), where he recently served as director for the Transilien Commuter Rail Lines and regional director for the South East Paris Region.  In these capacities, Dubourdieu implemented quality assurance programs in both the operational and commercial departments.

Dubourdieu also managed projects aimed at improving operational performance, including train planning, dispatching and run cuts.  Additionally, he oversaw mid- and long-term infrastructure projects for both rail lines and stations.

He holds a master’s degree in business administration from Institut Commercial de Nancy in Nancy, France.

“Franck’s vast technical and commercial experience operating large and complex passenger rail systems brings tremendous value to our Boston operations and he will be an important asset to our team here,” said Gerald Francis, deputy general manager of Keolis Commuter Services.

About Keolis North America

In North America, Keolis is a leading provider of passenger transportation services throughout the U.S. and Canada, carrying nearly 50 million people via train, bus and taxi each year through public contracts in California, Florida, Massachusetts, Nevada, Quebec, and Virginia. Headquartered in Rockville, MD, Keolis North America has nearly 5,000 employees. It is part of Keolis SA, which has 57,000 employees and transports 2.5 billion passengers in 15 countries worldwide.

For Further Information Contact:

Leslie Aun
Director of Communications
Keolis North America
(703) 517-4550