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Jack Callinan, an instructor for MBTA bus operations, pushes Larry Braman of Cambridge, Mass., out of a low-floor, fully automated electric trolley bus after a news conference announcing the introduction of the new trolley buses Friday, June 4, 2004 at the MBTA's carhouse in Cambridge, Mass. The wheelchair accessible vehicles have modern accomodations such as air conditioning, automatic stop announcements and onboard visual displays depicting each stop. (AP Photo/Lisa Poole)
Jack Callinan, an instructor for MBTA bus operations, pushes Larry Braman of Cambridge, Mass., out of a low-floor, fully automated electric trolley bus after a news conference announcing the introduction of the new trolley buses Friday, June 4, 2004 at the MBTA's carhouse in Cambridge, Mass. The wheelchair accessible vehicles have modern accomodations such as air conditioning, automatic stop announcements and onboard visual displays depicting each stop. (AP Photo/Lisa Poole)
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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.

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Steve Brown, WBUR State House reporter. He tweets @WBURSteve.

This segment aired on May 25, 2017.

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