Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad (MBCR) announced the appointment of John Orrison as director of operations planning. Orrison will oversee and manage the design, scheduling, and performance of service provided by MBCR - the fifth largest commuter railroad in the country.
"John brings decades of railroad management experience to MBCR and a unique skill set that will enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of MBCR's commuter railroad operations," said Hugh J. Kiley, Jr., General Manager of MBCR.
Prior to joining MBCR, Orrison directed development of network plans for Burlington Northern Santa Fe's daily merchandise train service. John previously held senior positions in strategy, field operations, and network planning at CSX Transportation Company, where he worked for over seventeen years. Orrison led and directed the development of the Operating Plan before the Surface Transportation Board for the acquisition of Conrail by CSX and Norfolk Southern.
As a consultant, John assisted in the development of the 2020 plan for the Ports of Long Beach, CA and Los Angeles, CA. He also has worked with the governments of Rwanda and Tanzania on the development of railways connecting East Africa.
Orrison earned his Masters of Business Administration from Harvard University and a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from Auburn University. He was selected to serve as a White House Fellow under George H.W. Bush's administration in the role of Special Assistant for Domestic Policy.