Patrick J. Lavin, MassDOT


Patrick J. Lavin

BOSTON, MAPatrick J. Lavin has been appointed to the newly created position of MassDOT chief safety officer. Lavin has 40 years of experience in transportation safety and operations, including as a subject matter expert and technical writer to the MBTA Safety Review Panel in 2019. He was previously executive vice president and chief safety officer for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and senior director for operations in the office of system safety of New York City Transit. Since May of 2019, Lavin has served as director of operations safety and investigations at K & J Safety and Security Consulting Services, where he led development of FTA’s Rail and Bus Guidelines for Accident Investigation. In addition, Lavin managed the creation of training plans and hazard analysis for Bay Area Rapid Transit, New York State Public Transportation Board, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority, Memphis Area Transit Authority, Honolulu Rapid Transportation and the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority.