More changes are coming to the MBTA. Interim General Manager Brian Shortsleeve will be stepping down next month, meaning the transit authority will be getting its third general manager in two years.
In a press conference today, Gov. Charlie Baker said, "The MBTA is still in turnaround mode, and needs a turnaround CEO, not a traditional manager." He described the kind of manager he was looking for, saying the new head of the MBTA should have a "strong business background and experience in industries that provide direct service to customers."
Shortleeve will join the MBTA's Fiscal Management Control Board, and the board's vice chair, Steve Poftak, will become the interim general manager of the MBTA on July 1.
This article was originally published on May 25, 2017.
This segment aired on May 25, 2017.