Richard A. Davey is the new MassDOT Rail and Transit Administrator and MBTA General Manager. Governor Deval Patrick and MassDOT Secretary and CEO Jeffrey Mullan this week appointed Davey to the MassDOT Rail and Transit Administrator post, followed by his appointment by the MassDOT Board to the MBTA GM position.
Davey promises to focus on five top priorities: safety, customer service, an inclusive employee work environment, fiscal responsibility, and an innovative approach to delivering transit services. Watch Davey's message, from one of the T stops he frequents regularly on his way to work.
Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Weekend Travel posted on May 24
MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead and travel safely during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The heaviest traffic is observed during Thursday, Friday, and Monday afternoons and early evenings. Drivers are encouraged to make travel plans accordingly and if possible avoid peak traffic volumes between …Continue Reading Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Weekend Travel
MBTA: Hoverboards Not Allowed posted on May 24
Effective immediately, hoverboards are prohibited on all MBTA property, including stations, buses, subways, trains, and commuter boats. MBTA subway and bus personnel, along with Keolis Commuter Rail staff have been informed that customers with hoverboards shall not be permitted to bring such devices into MBTA …Continue Reading MBTA: Hoverboards Not Allowed
MBTA General Manager DePaola Retirement posted on May 24
Frank DePaola, P.E., who has served as General Manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) since February 2015, announced to staff that he plans to retire after his current appointment expires on June 30. Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack thanked DePaola in a letter …Continue Reading MBTA General Manager DePaola Retirement