The MBTA's longtime chief financial officer will become acting general manager when Richard Davey takes over the Mass. Department of Transportation in a couple of weeks, the T announced today.
Jonathan Davis, who lives in Medford, has served as the T's CFO and deputy general manager for more than 10 years. Finances loom large at the T as it deals with one of the country's highest public-transportation debt burdens even as aging fleets on the Red and Orange Line go way beyond their original intended lifespans.
"Jon's deep knowledge of the financial and operational facets of the MBTA will serve us well as we continue our focus on safety, service, employees, fiscal responsibility and innovation," Davey said in a statement.
Prior to coming to the T, Davis spent 25 years at H.P. Hood.