If you were one social media on Tuesday morning, you saw the frustration of MBTA commuters in real time. The Red Line was an absolute disaster .
It was announced on Tuesday that MBTA General Manager Luis Ramirez is leaving the agency. MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Vice Chair Steve Poftak will take over January 1st.
Ramirez was appointed general manager back in September 2017. With just 15 months into a three-year contract that paid him $320,000 a year, he’s out. The MBTA said it was a mutual parting and is effective immediately.
So now what? First of all, $320,000K a year is outrageous for an agency that is failing its riders. So who will take over and can the MBTA be fixed?
We shall see.