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New GM pledges openness at MBTA helm

Beverly Scott defends record in Atlanta, says she’s ready for a challenge

Defending her record in Atlanta, the MBTA’s next general manager promised transparency about her past service and about her plans to help lift the beleaguered T to fiscal health.

Beverly A. Scott, a former university professor who has spent 35 years working in public transit, returned Saturday to Boston for the first time since being selected by the state’s transportation board in September — the same day an audit by the international firm KPMG found Atlanta’s transit system to be in deep financial trouble.

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