MBTA appoints Beverly A. Scott as general manager
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board of Directors voted to appoint Beverly A. Scott as general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and MassDOT Rail & Transit Division administrator. A 30-year transportation veteran, Scott will be the first female general manager of the MBTA.
Scott currently serves as chief executive officer & general manager for the Metropolitan Atlanta Transit Authority (MARTA), Atlanta, GA, the ninth largest public transit system in the country. She has held the position since 2007. Her prior experience in public transportation leadership spanning more than 30 years includes chief executive officer & general manager of the Sacramento Regional Transit District (SRTD), Sacramento, CA, and general manager of the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA), Providence, RI.
“I am excited to join the rest of the Board in approving Beverly Scott’s appointment and look forward to working with her,” said MassDOT Secretary & Chief Executive Officer and MassDOT Board member Richard A. Davey. “Her vast expertise in transit management is the right fit at a critical time as we manage our transportation challenges in the Commonwealth. I know Bev shares our fundamental priorities of safety and customer service at the T.”
The unanimous vote to appoint Scott came following the Board’s public interviews with candidate finalists Scott and Dwight Ferrell. In all, 106 applications were received for the position, with 22 applicants forwarded to the Preliminary Screening Committee.