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Beverly Scott of Atlanta Tapped as First African-American Woman to Lead MBTA

Beverly Scott comes to Boston from Atlanta's transit system, MARTA.

The long-vacant job of MBTA general manager has finally been filled. Transportation officials chose Beverly Scott, CEO of the Atlanta transit system.

Scott will be the first African-American woman to lead the MBTA, according to the Boston Globe. Her salary will be $220,000, according to Steve Annear of BostonInno.

Scott faces many challenges at her new post, including finding long-term solutions to the MBTA's debt problems.

For more on Scott and the applicants she beat out for the postition, please read this Boston Globe piece (registration or subscription may be required.)

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