Beleaguered MBTA to welcome new interim general manager

DePaola also served briefly as MassDOT acting secretary

BOSTON (AP) — The MBTA, struggling to regain its footing after a dismal, snow-clogged month, welcomes a new general manager this week.

On Wednesday, Frank DePaola steps in as interim general manager, replacing current General Manager Beverly Scott.

Scott announced her resignation on Feb. 11 as the MBTA labored to maintain service during a series of snow storms that dumped more than seven feet of snow on the region. Scott has said she’ll stay on at the MBTA until April 11 to ensure a smooth transition.

DePaola previously served as MBTA assistant general manager for design and construction. DePaola served in that post until April, 2011, when he was named the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s highway administrator, responsible for the operation of the state highway system. DePaola also served briefly as MassDOT acting secretary.

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