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MassDOT Names Frank DePaola Interim Head Of MBTA


Massachusetts’ transportation board has named Frank DePaola interim MBTA general manager. DePaola currently serves as state highway administrator and chief operating officer for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.The board voted unanimously to have DePaola step into the position on March 4. MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott has said she would stay on until April 11 to ensure a smooth transition.

Scott announced her resignation earlier this month as the MBTA struggled to maintain service during a series of storms that dumped more than seven feet of snow on the region.

DePaola served as MBTA assistant general manager for design and construction until April 2011.

He was then named MassDOT's highway administrator, responsible for the operations, maintenance, and investments on the state highway system.

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Jim is WAMC’s Associate News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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