ATLANTA — MARTA’s new General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Beverly Scott joined the Authority this week after being selected last month by the MARTA Board of Directors.
Scott has over 30 years of experience in the transit industry and has held leadership positions at some of the nation’s largest transit agencies.
“Dr. Scott brings to the table a wealth of transit experience at an important point in MARTA’s history and a critical time for transportation planning in the region,” said Interim Board Chairman Reverend Walter L. Kimbrough. “With Dr. Scott’s leadership and vision, we will continue to improve our service and build on MARTA’s success.”
Scott most recently served as General Manager of the Sacramento Regional Transit District and prior to that held the same position at the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority, one of only four statewide public transit systems in the United States. Scott has also held high-level executive positions with transit agencies in New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C.
“My number one goal is to ensure that MARTA is a premier transit system – one that provides safe, reliable, clean and courteous service to our customers,” Scott said. “Over the next few months, I’m going to take the time to learn about the system and listen to our customers to determine what we can do to provide the best possible transit experience.
“I believe strongly that what makes an organization great is its people, and MARTA has an extremely knowledgeable, caring and enthusiastic staff,” Scott added. “I’m excited to be a part of a team that is committed to excellence, hard work and providing a quality product to our customers.”
Scott’s work has been recognized by numerous national organizations including the U.S. Department of Transportation, American Public Transportation Association, and the National Business League.
She holds a doctorate in Political Science with a specialization in public administration from Howard University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa) from Fisk University. She and her husband, Arthur have one grown son.
— Special to Railfanning.org News Wire