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Richard Davey is responsible for managing the largest transit agency in North America with historically over 7 million daily customers. Davey has over 20 years of leadership experience in leading and advising high profile, publicly accountable organizations in state government.

In 2015, Davey was CEO of Boston 2024, the organization that sought to bring the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games to Boston. And from 2011 to 2014, he served in the governor’s cabinet as secretary and CEO of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. In 2013, Davey was honored by Construction Management Association of America with their Person of the Year award.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Holy Cross and a Juris Doctorate summa cum laude from Gonzaga University. Davey is a Massachusetts native, but with roots in New York City, having previously worked and lived in Manhattan, including on September 11, 2001.


  • June 06: Getting ready: adapting public transport to climate change and extreme weather events

    Climate risks and adaptation of New York City’s network

    This presentation will share the progress that MTA New York City Transit has made since Superstorm Sandy occurred 10 years ago. The slides include details from the Capital program, Subways and Buses. With the support of the federal government, insurance proceeds and local funding the MTA put together a multi-billon dollar program to address coastal storm risks and how that money was put to use to create a more resilient system. We will close by sharing the MTA’s move to transitioning the fleet to electric buses and the supporting infrastructure that is needed. This presentation is a glimpse at how New York City Transit has started to make the system resilient like the customers we move daily.