MassDOT announces new Bay Transportation Authority leadership
Brian Shortsleeve will be the new chief administrator of the MBTA. Frank DePaola will be the interim general manager of the new Fiscal and Management Control Board. Jeff Gonneville will be the new, permanent chief operating officer.
"Brian is a proven leader with a successful track record fixing and running complex organizations large and small and his expertise is exactly what is needed to get the job done," Gov. Baker said. "The taxpayers of Massachusetts deserve a transportation system they can rely on and together with the Control Board, our new leadership team at the MBTA can implement the reforms outlined by our panel of experts."
Pollack is optimistic about the future.
"With the governance and leadership in place, I believe the MBTA is on track for a transformation designed to ensure that customers receive the safest and most reliable, innovative and customer-responsive transit possible," she said. "The Fiscal and Management Control Board is moving quickly and with Brian's intense focus on the financial health of the organization combined with Frank and Jeff's experience with system operations, we are moving ahead to fix the T."