Accessibility

MBTA taps Beverly Scott for GM

Posted on September 24, 2012

BOSTON — Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) board members unanimously voted to appoint Dr. Beverly A. Scott, GM and chief executive of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), to be the new MBTA GM, according to a mass.gov blog post and boston.com.

Scott, who had been MARTA’s GM/CEO since 2007, informed the board last year that she would not seek to renew her contract. She has worked in the transportation industry for 30 years, will be the MBTA’s first female GM. For mass.gov’s coverage, click here.

The board selected Scott after public interviews with her and the second semifinalist, MARTA’s No. 2, Dwight Ferrell. Secretary of Transportation Richard A. Davey, who was promoted last year from MBTA GM to secretary, creating the open GM position, told boston.com that the agency hoped the two semi-finalists would bring a fresh perspective to the agency, and be aware of “what we’re up against in terms of the need to reform and refinance the system.”

MBTA interviewed 10 semifinalists, chosen from a national pool of 106 applicants. Read boston.com’s coverage here.

Meanwhile, the MARTA board of directors named two transit executives as finalists for the GM/CEO position left open by Scott: Stephen G. Bland, CEO of the Allegheny County Port Authority in Pittsburgh and Keith T. Parker, president/CEO for VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio, Texas.


View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

GRTC, reservation network co. partner for on-demand paratransit service

Customer benefits include direct, non-stop service; requesting a trip for same-day service; and flexibility to schedule a reservation up to 30 days in advance.

MBTA testing new tech to help blind find bus stops

The agency will install Bluetooth beacons on bus stop signs that can communicate via a smartphone app to tell users how close they are to the stop.

NY MTA adding mobile app to simplify paratransit travel

The upgrade comes amid a growing outcry from people with disabilities that they are being underserved.

BraunAbility's Q-Series wheelchair lift wins design award

The new lift combines an eye-catching curved design language with innovative use of geometry, resulting not only in a 10% weight reduction over its predecessor, but also a 300% improvement in rigidity.

Profile: Donna Smith, Sr. Director, Easter Seals Project Action Consulting

Donna Smith was 18 months old when doctors detected retinoblastoma, a rare form of cancer, and removed her right eye. For the next 18 months, her mother took her on zoo trips and drilled her on all the colors before doctors took out her left eye, too.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close