The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Board of Directors appointed Beverly Scott as general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and MassDOT Rail and 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 and general manager for MARTA, the Metropolitan Atlanta Transit Authority in 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 and general manager of the Sacramento Regional Transit District in Sacramento, Calif., and general manager of the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority in Providence.
“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 and Chief Executive Officer and MassDOT Board member Richard 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.”
Scott will receive a three-year contract and an annual salary of $220,000. In addition, her compensation package, details to be negotiated, will be in line with the recommendations from the 2011 Crosby Report of the Quasi-Public Authority Compensation Review Commission. Scott will finish her term at MARTA in Atlanta and is expected to join the MBTA by the start of 2013.
Current MBTA Acting General Manager Jonathan Davis will return to his position as chief financial officer upon Scott’s arrival.