Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chair and CEO Janno Lieber today announced the appointment of former Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation Richard Davey as the next president of New York City Transit. As president, Davey will oversee the 54,000-person workforce, as well as operations for New York City subways, buses, paratransit services, and the Staten Island Railway.
Davey served in several high-ranking transit leadership posts in Massachusetts and has a background in every mode of public transportation. He was Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation from 2011 to 2014, but Davey’s transit career began at Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company (MBCR) in 2003. He was promoted to general manager in 2008, and customer complaints dropped 40 percent during his first year leading the agency. In 2010, Davey accepted the general manager position for Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), the fifth largest public transit system in the country. While he was there, MBTA had its highest ridership.
-via Press Release