Rail Division Director
- 125 E. 11th St., Austin, TX 78701
Jeffrey "Jeff" Davis is the Rail Division Director for the Texas Department of Transportation.
Davis has decades of both public and private sector experience in transit and passenger/freight rail planning, maintenance, operations and executive leadership. His previous experience includes serving in leadership roles for the South Carolina Public Railways (SPCR), a division of the South Carolina Department of Commerce, which operated the Port Utilities Commission of Charleston, Port Terminal Railroad, and East Cooper and Berkeley Railroad. He served as head of the Mechanical Department and was promoted to manager of Operations and Regulatory Affairs. He has also held leadership positions with CSX serving as manager of Labor Relations and as Terminal Trainmaster in New Orleans.
In 2007, Jeff returned to SPCR as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. Through his safety first approach, he led SCPR to meet the milestone of 1,500 days injury free. In 2013, he was named Chief Executive Officer for the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad where he remained focused on safety and directed the operations of the New Orleans Rail Gateway and the interchange of six Class 1 Railroads: BNSF Railway Co., CN, CSX, Kansas City Southern, Norfolk Southern Railway, and Union Pacific. He has also held the position of Chief Operating Officer for TNW Corporation headquartered in Dallas, Texas. He also served as the General Manager of Hulcher Services where he was responsible for the Southwest region’s train derailment division.
Jeff has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Southern Wesleyan University in Business Management.