Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company (MBCR) announced veteran railroad official Bonnie Murphy will succeed Hugh J. Kiley, Jr.
“Bonnie brings strong operational leadership and regulatory expertise to MBCR with her 30 years of railroad experience. She has held numerous senior management roles in passenger rail, and oversaw railroad safety across the country for the Federal Railroad Administration. She will continue to raise the bar on our already excellent safety and operational record,” said James F. O’Leary, chairman of the MBCR Board of Directors. “MBCR has enjoyed success under Hugh Kiley’s stewardship and we wish him well in his future endeavors.”
“I look forward to working with MBCR’s proud, diverse workforce to improve commuter rail service in Massachusetts,” Murphy said. “MBCR will continue to focus on service delivery, consistent on-time train performance and safety in its operation, as well as introduce innovations and enhancements that will benefit our customers.”
A transportation industry executive for more than 30 years, Murphy comes to MBCR from the FRA where she served as deputy associate administrator for safety compliance and program implementation. As general manager, Murphy will oversee day-to-day operations and manage the strategic direction for the company, which provides rail service to the more than 140,000 passengers who ride the MBTA commuter rail system each day.
Prior to joining the FRA, Murphy served as the chief operating officer at Trinity Railway Express in Texas. She also oversaw commuter train service in San Diego as senior transportation manager at Amtrak. Murphy began her career at Amtrak in Chicago where she served as assistant transportation manager.