Keolis wins a contract for parking facilities after a unanimous vote from the MBTA board
The New England Council member, Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis) was awarded the contract unanimously for operating and maintaining 91 surface parking lots and 10 parking garages owned by the MBTA. Keolis, the MBTA’s operating partner for commuter rail, was the selection committee’s recommended vendor following evaluation of technical proposals and financial submittals from 5 vendors including Keolis. Nearly 75 percent of the parking facilities are located on the commuter rail network which is already operated and maintained by Keolis.
Keolis was chosen as the best value from both the price and technical perspectives, receiving the highest technical score combined with the second-lowest submitted cost. Keolis has developed a strong start-up plan and has committed spending $500,000 annually to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs). The MBTA cited Keolis’ experience with similar-sized commuter parking contracts as a key driver in the bid recommendation. Through its French subsidiary EFFIA, Keolis manages more than 650 parking facilities across 247 towns in France and Belgium, including park and rides and electric charging stations. Keolis and EFFIA are the number one operator of train station car parks in France.
“Expanding on our commuter rail operations to further serve MBTA riders who park at stations will enable us to improve passengers’ experience for their entire journey from the moment they arrive at their station,” stated Keolis CEO Abdellah Chajai. “We welcome this opportunity to leverage our multi-modal expertise and strengthen our partnership with the MBTA to deliver further efficiencies and an improved customer experience.”
The New England Council would like to congratulate Keolis for winning this contract.
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