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NYC’s New Subway Chief Eyes Better Service to Boost Ridership

  • Richard Davey’s tenure as bus and subway chief begins on May 2
  • Weekday subway ridership is nearly 60% of 2019 levels
Richard Davey
Richard Davey

Photographer: Stephan Savoia/AP Photo

New York City’s new subway and bus chief will focus on how to improve service as the biggest public transportation system in the nation works to bring more riders back to its mass transit network.

Richard Davey, a former Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation who also ran Boston’s mass-transit system, will begin his tenure on May 2 as President of New York City Transit at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which oversees the city’s subways, buses and commuter rail lines.