Beverly Scott is resigning as general manager of the MBTA.
Scott had come under fire from Governor Baker for the performance of the system during recent storms.
In a letter of resignation to the MassDOT Board of Directors, Scott did not give a specific reason for the resignation, and said “it has been an absolute pleasure and honor to serve with and lead this dedicated team of transit professionals and public servants.”
John Jenkins, chairman of the MassDOT Board of Directors, said that he was “stunned” by Scott’s resignation.
“Be clear, this Board has had no discussions at any time about her tenure as General Manager,” Jenkins said in a statement. “We hoped and expected that she would fulfill her three year contract, which ends in December of this year. I want to thank Dr. Scott for her skillful and committed leadership over the last 26 months, and wish her the very best as she moves on to her next challenge.”