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10 People That Deserve To Be The MBTA’s Next General Manager

By OIB | 02/13/2015

By Brett Fortin

  • Bill Belichick
  • The mantra will be “We’re on to Spring”.

  • Boston College President Father William P. Leahy, S.J.
  • Being a Jesuit, he receives a salary of $0 for being President of Boston College. The salary he could have earned as MBTA General Manager could be used towards fixing the system.

  • Captain America
  • Being from the 1940s, he’s probably familiar with MBTA’s antiquated technology.

  • Captain “Sully” Sullenberger
  • With Captain Sullenberger as MBTA General Manager, he’ll be able to deliver a miracle on the Red Line.

  • Dave Roberts
  • Dave Roberts knows how to get from point A to point B in clutch situations, like the morning commute.

  • Keytar Bear
  • He’s spent enough time in subway stations to know how to manage the MBTA.

  • Peter Gibbons from Office Space
  • He’s just a straight shooter with upper management written all over him.

  • Red Sox Truck Day Driver, Al Hartz
  • If he can drive an 18-wheeler from Boston to Fort Myers in the snow, he’s got my vote.

  • Tony Perkis from Heavyweights
  • “Attention commuters. The Red Line has been cancelled due to lack of hustle. Deal with it.”

  • Will Hunting from Good Will Hunting
  • If he knows about the evolution of the market economy in the southern colonies, he probably knows how to manage the MBTA.