Feb. 17, 2017: Brian Shortsleeve plans to resign as the Acting General Manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) once his successor is hired. Shortsleeve plans to continue to remain in office as the Chief Administrator of MBTA, a post he has held since 2015. Shortsleeve has been the MBTA Acting General Manager since July, 2016. Shortsleeve took on the dual post of Acting General Manager after the former General Manager, Frank DePaola, retired to focus on his battle with cancer. DePaola had taken over the MBTA from Beverly Scott, who announced her resignation in February, 2015, amid repeated train delays and cancellations during the record snowfall that winter. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced yesterday, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, that the Fiscal and Management Control Board, the panel that Baker created to dramatically improve the MBTA’s fiscal performance, is scheduled to oversee the agency for two more years, through 2020.