MBTA General Manager Luis Ramirez Out After 15 Months

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Reporters and others posted on Twitter that they had been blocked by MBTA General Manager Luis Ramírez, who later made his account private before it was "updated" and made public again. (Sam Doran/File/SHNS)
MBTA General Manager Luis Ramirez. (Sam Doran/File/SHNS)

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.


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