NEC member Keolis was recently recognized by the Black Ministerial Alliance for its commitment to communities of color along the commuter rail in Massachusetts.
The Boston commuter-rail operator won the “Working Together for a Better Future” award at the Black Ministerial Alliance’s annual dinner for Keolis’ demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity in the Boston-metro area. The company has donated $50,000 in scholarships to students in five urban communities along the line and has used more Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) than it originally committed to. Keolis employees also frequently volunteer their time to clean up the along the tracks in urban communities. The General Manager and CEO of Keolis, David Scorey, accepted the award at an event in Dorchester.
“With our North American headquarters in Boston, it is imperative for our company to reflect the make-up of the communities we serve. We’re fortunate to have a talented workforce that is 27 percent people of color and an expansive network of DBE partners both dedicated to further improving commuter rail service,” said Scorey. “For the past two years, we’ve exceeded the 10-year on-time performance average by two percent, which reflects the high quality of our team. On behalf of all of our employees, I want to thank the BMA for recognizing our service improvements and inclusive hiring practices.”
The New England Council congratulates Keolis on receiving the award and commends their commitment to diversity in the Boston-metro area. Read more in the Keolis press release.