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.
Governor Patrick: Recommendation to Build MBTA Subway Cars in Massachusetts posted on Oct 21
Governor Deval Patrick today announced that the MBTA will present to the MassDOT Board of Directors the recommended company to manufacture and deliver 284 new subway cars for the Red and Orange Lines, replacing decades-old vehicles. Joined by MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey …Continue Reading Governor Patrick: Recommendation to Build MBTA Subway Cars in Massachusetts
Students Restore Historic Massachusetts Public Works Truck posted on Oct 21
A 1947 Ford dump truck with the proud historic logo “Massachusetts Department of Public Works” is now being restored by students at Bristol/Plymouth Regional Technical School in Taunton. MassDOT Secretary of Transportation Richard Davey visited the school to check on the students’ work and the …Continue Reading Students Restore Historic Massachusetts Public Works Truck
Celtics Forward Jared Sullinger Says: Sign Up for a Celtics Plate! posted on Oct 20
The Registry of Motor Vehicles’ new Boston Haymarket Center received a special visitor today: Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger. “Sully” joined Registrar Celia Blue to greet visitors, meet the staff, and encourage customers to sign up for the Boston Celtics Specialty License Plate. The Celtics …Continue Reading Celtics Forward Jared Sullinger Says: Sign Up for a Celtics Plate!