BOSTON (CBS) – President Obama has nominated Beverly Scott, the controversial former head of the MBTA to a key administrative position.

The White House announced on Thursday that Scott was nominated as a member of the National Transportation Safety Board.

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Scott resigned in April from her position as MBTA General Manager after the organization struggled to keep up with snowfall throughout the winter.

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“I am confident that these experienced and hardworking individuals will help us tackle the important challenges facing America, and I am grateful for their service.  I look forward to working with them,” Obama said in the Thursday announcement.

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NTSB board members are paid $155,000 annually, according to the Boston Herald. The Senate will be tasked with approving Scott and other of Obama’s nominees for five-year terms.