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MBTA to allow Keolis commuter-rail contract to expire

Keolis Commuter Services has been operating MBTA's commuter-rail system since 2014.
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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) will let its commuter-rail operations contract with Keolis Commuter Services expire, local media reported late last week.

The eight-year contract will end in June 2022, at which point the MBTA will propose a re-procurement process for another operator, according to NBC Boston.

The move not to extend the current contract isn't a "reflection of Keolis' performance," Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack told NBC Boston, adding that she expects Keolis to compete again in the re-procurement process.

Keolis won the $2.7 billion contract in 2014.

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