Davey will oversee the Commonwealth’s 15 Regional Transit Authorities and MassDOT’s freight and passenger rail program. As part of his Administrator responsibilities, Governor Patrick and Secretary Mullan will recommend that Davey also serve as MBTA General Manager, pending approval by the MassDOT Board at a special board meeting later this week.
Davey will succeed William Mitchell who served as Acting Rail and Transit Administrator and Acting MBTA GM. Mitchell will return to his prior role as MBTA General Counsel and continue to play a major role in transportation reform implementation.
Davey is an experienced rail and transit manager who currently serves as General Manager at the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad (MBCR), the company which operates and maintains MBTA commuter rail service, the 5th largest in the U.S. At MBCR, Davey initiated programs that improved operations and safety, strengthened customer service and changed the culture within the company.
Due to Davey’s focus on operations, safety and customer service, customer complaints dropped 40% in 2009 from 2008.
MassDOT and the MBTA in the past six months have strengthened customer service for T riders by:
- Updating MBTA system maps and for the first time ever including key bus routes.
- Extending discounted student Charlie Card hours during school days for youth travel to and from school.
- Investing federal stimulus ARRA funds in stations, tracks, bus service and station bicycle facilities.
- Launching the nationally recognized Open Data Initiative and Developers Page.
I-495 Highway Safety Program Announced posted on Nov 20
MassDOT and the Massachusetts State Police announced the establishment of a new Highway Safety Corridor Program for I-495 through the towns of Chelmsford, Westford, Littleton, Boxborough, Bolton, and Berlin. The program posts public safety signs that read, “Highway Safety Corridor / Laws Strictly Enforced” at …Continue Reading I-495 Highway Safety Program Announced
Robin Chase Appointed to MassDOT Board posted on Nov 19
Governor Deval Patrick today appointed Robin Chase to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board of Directors. Chase is the founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest car-sharing company in the world, Buzzcar, a car-sharing marketplace in France and GoLoco, an online ridesharing community. …Continue Reading Robin Chase Appointed to MassDOT Board
McGrath Boulevard Project Working Group Meeting posted on Nov 18
MassDOT has assembled a working group for the McGrath Boulevard Project including residents, business owners and other local stakeholders. The purpose of the working group is to inform and advise MassDOT on important community issues affecting the development of a design for the McGrath Boulevard …Continue Reading McGrath Boulevard Project Working Group Meeting