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We'll talk with MBTA General Manager and CEO Beverly Scott about the city's mass transit system, the new contract for commuter rail and the future of the T.
Beverly Scott, MBTA general manager and chief executive officer.
Boston Magazine "During their first meeting of the year—and after roughly two hours of public testimony that teetered on the line of general support, and blatant contempt—the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to award a contract to French company Keolis, allowing them to take over operations of the MBTA’s Commuter Rail system."
Boston Globe "The Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s board of directors backed her up, awarding a nearly $3 billion contract to an outsider challenging a hometown favorite. That happens rarely in Massachusetts, and it’s probably no coincidence that it happened under the leadership of another outsider like Scott. She’s the first African-American woman to head the T and a newcomer to the Bay State political stage."
This segment aired on January 13, 2014.