Richard A. Davey
Richard A. Davey
Davey speaking at the opening of Assembly station in September 2014
|Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation|
September 1, 2011 – October 31, 2014
|Preceded by||Jeffrey Mullan|
|Succeeded by||Stephanie Pollack|
|General Manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority|
|Preceded by||Daniel Grabauskas|
|Succeeded by||Beverly A. Scott|
|Alma mater||College of the Holy Cross|
Gonzaga University School of Law
State cabinet secretary
Richard A. Davey is an American attorney and transportation executive who was the Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation from September 2011 to October 2014 and previously the General Manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority from March 2010 to September 2011. After leaving state government, Davey served as chief executive of Boston 2024, a non-profit group planning Boston's unsuccessful bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.
Early life and career
He began his legal career in 1999 with the United States Department of Justice as a trial attorney for the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Davey later worked for the New York City law firm of Schulte Roth & Zabel.
In 2002, Davey joined the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company, a private company that runs the MBTA Commuter Rail. In July 2003 he was named the MBCR's general counsel and in 2007 was named deputy general manager of the MBCR. In 2008 he was promoted to the general manager's position. In his first full year as general manager, customer complaints went down 40 percent.
Davey left the MBCR in March 2010 when he became the general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.
On October 10, 2014, Davey informed Patrick that he would step down as Transportation Secretary, effective October 31. Frank DePaola, MassDOT Highway administrator, would be appointed the acting Transportation Secretary. 
Boston Olympics bid
In January 2015, Davey became chief executive of Boston 2024, a nonprofit group in charge of planning for the ultimately unsuccessful Boston bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. He was to have been paid $300,000 a year.
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