The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority will now look for a new general manager after Daniel Grabauskas Friday stepped down from the post under pressure from the Gov. Deval ­Patrick administration.

The board voted five to three to pay Grabauskas $327,487 to settle the remaining nine months of his contract. Patrick and state Transportation Secretary Jim Aloisi have questioned the mass-transit system’s safety and fiscal operations and called for Grabauskas’ resignation. Many legislative leaders and MBTA board members continued to support him.

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