Luis Ramirez, who took over as general manager of the MBTA in September 2017, has left his position after just 15 months at the helm. Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack says the decision was mutual. Steve Poftak, who served as interim GM for a couple of months before Ramirez was hired, will take over the top position at the agency on Jan. 1, 2019. We analyze Ramirez's tenure as GM, and discuss the challenges of having high turnover in such a crucial position.
Richard Davey, former MBTA general manager, former state secretary of transportation, associate director for the Boston Consulting Group
This segment aired on December 11, 2018.