Gov. Healey Names Phillip Eng as New MBTA General Manager

A new MBTA Orange Line train waits at a station

A new MBTA Orange Line train. Photo: Edward Orde via Creative Commons

Governor Maura Healey has named Phillip Eng as the next General Manager of the MBTA. He will be responsible for overseeing the region’s transit system amid a series of safety, reliability, and staffing issues. Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement in response to today’s news.

“The MBTA is in crisis, and it’s time for bold leadership at the top to turn the situation around while centering equity, climate resiliency, and increased frequency,” said Caitlin Peale Sloan, Vice President of CLF Massachusetts. “Phillip is an excellent choice to lead the T at this critical time. The thousands of people who depend on the T to get around the region deserve a safe, reliable system, and CLF will be at the table with new leadership to make sure that happens.”

Phillip recently served as president of Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Long Island Rail Road and interim president of New York City Transit. He will be responsible for overseeing the transit agency at a time when safety and reliability are top concerns for the region.

CLF experts are available for further comment.