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Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Secretary and Chief Executive Officer Richard Davey has been named the Construction Management Association of America’s (CMAA) "Person of the Year" for 2013.Davey was recognized for leadership in delivering "dramatic innovation and change to a large organization responsible for an impressive portfolio of varied projects," according to CMAA President Bruce D'Agostino, who is quoted in a MassDOT blog posted yesterday. The association cited Davey for leading MassDOT's efforts to "adopt the highest professional standards of practice and construction management principles," the blog stated.Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick appointed Davey MassDOT's leader in September 2011.Davey's accomplishments include project delivery of record investments in rebuilding rail and transit, roads and bridges; innovation in technology, including the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's "mTicket" mobile ticketing program; instituting a "healthy transportation" policy that directs all state transportation projects to increase transit, bicycle and walking options; the relaunch of the Office of Performance Management Innovation to provide data measuring transportation outcomes; and establishing a culture of innovation and transportation reform, according to the MassDOT blog.
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