CommonWealth Magazine tracks down Bev Scott and talks to her about the T, and what she thinks it needs - starting with training to ensure people who can deal with a complex system stick around, especially since the pay sucks and the state's taking away the benefits that made up for that:
It’s the rank and file, the people who are out there on the line making sure that these services, these signals, these cables, these millions of pieces that move are being worked on. You just don’t go hire these people off the street. All of the old feeder systems that people used to have from the defense industry, the vocational, technical programs, apprenticeship programs and those kinds of things are almost lost, if you will.
Don't worry, non-transit wonks, keep reading for the Bev Scott you loved during that press conference:
I am not a crooked person. I am not a stupid person. I have enjoyed and respect public service, so I am never a lavish person. Bev ain’t going on no junkets!