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October 11, 2018Club President, Stephanie Lavino

The membership and Executive Board of New England Railroad Club President would like to congratulate Club President Stephanie Lavino for being selected to receive the Railway Age Women in Rail award for 2018. The award recognizes outstanding women from the railroad industry based on their leadership, vision, innovation and accomplishments. The winners were selected by esteemed rail transportation professionals Barbara Wilson, President, Wells Fargo Rail; and KellyAnne Gallagher, Director, Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Standards, New York MTA. The award winners will be showcased in the November issue of Railway Age.

October 3, 2018

MBTA’s Ryan Coholan to Keynote Executive Night 2018

Ryan Coholan, Chief Railroad Officer, MBTARyan Coholan will join the Club to speak on the current “state of the rail” in Massachusetts, specifically innovative programs that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, MBTA, and Keolis Commuter Systems have been working on to enhance the operation and expand the rail system.

Ryan Coholan is a 27-year railroad veteran, who started into the industry as most of us do, out of curiosity. Ryan began working in a locomotive shop as a laborer and progressed through the ranks and also across disciplines. Ryan has held many positions in the railroad industry, such as Trainmaster, Rules Examiner, Train Dispatcher, Track Inspector and General Manager. Ryan joined the MBTA in 2014 as a Railroad Operations Manager, and has been the Chief Railroad Officer for the last 2 years. In this role, Ryan is responsible for the safe and efficient daily operation of the MBTA/MassDOT Commuter Rail system, as well as administration of the Operating Agreement with Keolis Commuter Services including Engineering, Mechanical, as well as administration of the Operating Agreements with Keolis Commuter Services and Amtrak.