Governor Deval Patrick has signaled that he wants Beverly A. Scott, the head of the Atlanta transit system, to become general manager of the MBTA, even before the state board that has authority over the appointment interviews the two finalists for the position, according to people familiar with the selection process. Scott is expected to be offered the job at an annual salary of about $225,000, they said. Scott would be a historic pick, becoming the first African-American woman to lead the MBTA.
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