Boston's Commuter Rail: Going Once, Going Twice — That's It?

Only two firms have bid on the MBTA’s contract for Commuter Rail operations — a disappointing result for officials. “We did a significant amount of work to encourage bids,” Jonathan Davis, the MBTA’s acting general manager, told the Globe. Despite initial interest, many firms have dropped out over concerns that the challenging bidder, the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Rail, would have an inside track with the MBTA. [Boston Business Journal]