BOSTON, MA – April 2, 2014 – Keolis Commuter Services has appointed Scott Treece as head of transportation for the company’s Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail contract that begins on July 1, 2014.
In this role, Treece will be responsible for leading and developing a management team that is committed to providing safe and reliable transportation services while working to improve customer satisfaction for MBTA passengers.
Treece has more than 32 years of railroad industry experience, on both freight and passenger rail services. Most recently he has been senior operations manager for Keolis Rail Services Virginia, which operates the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) service from Central and Northern Virginia into Washington, DC.
Keolis has a strong record of success with VRE since unseating the incumbent operator and beginning service in 2010. Since that time, ridership, customer satisfaction, and on-time performance for the VRE system have all reached record highs.
Treece led the effort to hire, train, certify and qualify the entire workforce when Keolis won the VRE contract, and most recently he had oversight for all aspects of daily operations. He is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, and is currently enrolled in the Executive Masters of Science Program in Intermodal Transportation management at the University of Denver.
Keolis Commuter Services in Boston and Keolis Rail Services Virginia are both part of Keolis North America.
“Scott has been tremendously successful in helping to launch and operate our VRE service, and we are pleased to have his unique expertise help us successfully launch the MBTA commuter rail contract this summer,” said Gerald Francis, acting general manager for Keolis Commuter Services in Boston.
“From the VRE to the T…I could not be more pleased to be a part of the Keolis team that provides exceptional rail service daily to our East Coast passengers,” Treece said.