Governor Patrick announced yesterday that Richard Davey will succeed Jeff Mullan as the new MassDOT Secretary & CEO. Mr. Davey will take charge of the Department of Transportation on September 1st when Secretary Mullan returns to Foley Hoag to resume his law practice.
Since March 2010, Davey has served as MassDOT’s Rail and Transit Administrator and as General Manager (GM) of the MBTA. Davey is a resident of Boston and regularly rides the T to work. “I am honored by Governor Patrick’s appointment and promise to build on the demonstrated commitment of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor to create a unified transportation enterprise that puts safety first, serves the customer and makes the most efficient use of our resources.”
In his role as Secretary and CEO of MassDOT, Davey will be responsible for day-to-day management of the transportation organization which includes four divisions – Highway, Rail & Transit, Aeronautics and the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
Outgoing Secretary Mullan was equally supportive of his successor saying that “Reform is in good hands…It’s never a good time to leave any organization, particularly one like ours when so many of you are doing good work and we have so much more work to do…I am pleased that the Governor has recognized Rich’s talents and know that, with his energy, smarts and curiosity transportation reform is in good hands.”