People News: DART, MBTA/MassDOT

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor
Jeamy Molina, incoming Chief Communications Officer, DART (left); Douglas M. McGarrah, General Counsel, MassDOT, MBTA

Jeamy Molina, incoming Chief Communications Officer, DART (left); Douglas M. McGarrah, General Counsel, MassDOT, MBTA

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) appoints Jeamy Molina as Chief Communications Officer. Douglas M. McGarrah joins the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) as General Counsel.


Jeamy Molina on June 26 will join DART as Chief Communications Officer, overseeing the customer service, strategic communication, marketing, media relations and internal communications departments. DART provides light rail, Trinity Railway Express commuter rail, bus, GoLink on-demand, and paratransit services, moving more than 220,000 riders per day across a 700-square-mile service area in Dallas, Tex.

With more than 15 years of experience, Molina has led integrated communication strategies for non-profit organizations and large local corporations, and currently serves as Director of Communications for the Parkland Foundation in Dallas. Molina is a Board Member for the Latino Cultural Center and is a Member of the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Corporate Communications from The University of Texas at Austin.

“We are very pleased to welcome Jeamy to DART’s Leadership Roundtable,” DART President and CEO Nadine S. Lee said. “She brings a deep blend of both experience and knowledge that will serve the agency well as she takes on this vital role.”


As General Counsel, Douglas M. McGarrah is responsible for overseeing litigation, real estate, procurement, labor relations and Board of Directors’ issues for MBTA—which provides subway, bus, commuter rail, ferry, and paratransit service to eastern Massachusetts and parts of Rhode Island—and for all four MassDOT divisions: Aeronautics, Highway, Registry of Motor Vehicles, and Rail and Transit.

McGarrah served most recently as a Partner at Foley Hoag LLP in Boston and as the firm’s Co-Chair of the Real Estate and Development Practice. He was previously the firm’s Administrative Law Department Chair, helping clients navigate business and government issues. He joined Foley Hoag in August 1991, and during his career has served as Project Counsel on large-scale public and private development projects in Massachusetts and mediated a variety of real estate, environmental and construction disputes. In addition to his law firm responsibilities, McGarrah has served on several Boards, including the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, Boston Harbor Island Alliance, A Better City, and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.

“Doug McGarrah is particularly well-suited to serve as General Counsel because his legal expertise has been brought to bear for issues involving government regulations, real estate projects, environmental disputes, construction-related topics and for cases involving some of our most vulnerable citizens in Environmental Justice Communities,” Massachusetts Transportation Secretary and CEO Gina Fiandaca said.

“I am honored and excited to join Secretary Fiandaca and the Healey-Driscoll Administration as General Counsel of MassDOT and the MBTA at this critical time in all aspects of our transportation systems in the commonwealth,” General Counsel McGarrah said. “In my new leadership role, I intend to focus on work that will rebuild public trust in our transportation systems and help the law department serve as an integrated part of the team at MassDOT and the MBTA in all of its dealings with the other members of the transportation team, as well as the courts, contractors and other stakeholders.”

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