Former Massachusetts Transportation President Richard Davey to Lead NYC Transit

Former Massachusetts Transportation President Richard Davey to Lead NYC Transit

By Yehudit Garmaise

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) appointed Richard Davey, who most recently served as the Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation, to serve as the next president of New York City Transit, starting on May 2.

Davey will be replacing Craig Cipriano, who, since August 2021, has served as the Interim President of New York City Transit. Also on May 2, Cipriano will assume the role of New York City Transit Chief Operating Officer.

“To take over an operation as large as New York City Transit, the goal was to find someone with a diversified transit background and strong leadership skills, “Janno Lieber, the MTA’s chairman, and CEO said.   

As president of NYC Transit, Davey will oversee 54,000 employees, as well as the operations of New York City subways, buses, paratransit services, and the Staten Island Railway.

“Rich is someone in whom New Yorkers should feel confident, as the agency moves forward with major accessibility improvements and other capacity and reliability-oriented upgrades like signal modernization, as well as megaprojects such as Phase 2 of the Second Avenue Subway,” said Lieber, who also noted Governor Hochul’s Interborough Express that is still in its planning stages to directly and quickly connect Brooklyn and Queens.



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