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Metro finalizes contract of new GM Sarles

The hiring process was completed at an afternoon board meeting. Metro Board Chairman Peter Benjamin says the transit system conducted an international search, consisting of six months of review.

Tags: Metro , Richard Sarles , John Catoe , WMATA , Adam Tuss

Thursday - 01/27/2011, 07:07pm EST

Metro interviews Sarles, 2 others, for new GM

Metro's search for a new general manager has entered a new phase now that the three top candidates for the position have been interviewed.

Tags: Metro , Richard Sarles , Adam Tuss , John Catoe

Sunday - 01/16/2011, 11:04am EST

Officials rule out option for Dulles Metro station

Officials in charge of bringing Metrorail to Dulles have ruled out a move that could have permanently altered the fašade of one of the D.C. region's most iconic buildings.

Tags: Metrorail , Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project , Dulles International Airport , Mame Reiley , Metro Board Chairman Peter Benjamin , Reagan National Airport , Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority , Adam Tuss

Wednesday - 01/05/2011, 03:01pm EST

Metro's new GM may not have transit experience

Following a long stint without a permanent chief, Metro now has three finalists competing for the general manager position, WTOP has learned.

Tags: Metro , Metro General Manager , Metro general manager search , John Catoe , Metro Board , Metro Board of Directors , Adam Tuss

Tuesday - 01/04/2011, 02:27pm EST

Metro moving to replace SmarTrip system

Metro is taking a first step toward replacing its SmarTrip fare system by seeking a vendor to help develop a new form of electronic fare payment.

Tags: Metro , SmarTrip ,

Thursday - 12/30/2010, 02:12pm EST

Metro may reach outside transit circles for new GM

While Metro Board members have remained very tight-lipped about actual names of candidates, a Metro source tells WTOP the list of finalists being put together includes a candidate or candidates from outside the realm of public transit.

Tags: WMATA , Metro , public transportation , Jeff McKay , Greater Washington Board of Trade , Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments , Richard Sarles , John Catoe , Adam Tuss , Sprawl & Crawl

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 01:07am EST

Metro blames economy for no ridership growth

A down economy -- and not the biggest fare increase in Metro history -- is to blame for a lack of growth in rail and bus ridership, the transit agency says.

Tags: Metro Board of Directors , Red Line , Red Line crash , fare increase , Adam Tuss , Washington Dulles International Airport , Dulles Rail , Metro , Gary Emerling

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 03:35pm EST

Escalator brakes should have been safety issue

Metro's general manager and board chairman say the transit agency should have paid more attention to escalator brakes as a safety issue, not just a maintenance issue.

Tags: Metro , escalator , L'Enfant Plaza , Richard Sarles , Adam Tuss

Wednesday - 11/10/2010, 09:57pm EST

Metro experiences insane crowds for 'Sanity' rally

With long lines, packed trains and frustrated riders throughout the Metro system Saturday, why did it seem like the transit agency wasn't prepared for weekend rallies.

Tags: Metro , Comedy Central , Steven Taubenkibel , ridership , Sprawl & Crawl , Adam Tuss , Rally To Restore Sanity

Monday - 11/01/2010, 04:21pm EDT

Metro GM may not be selected until end of year

A source tells WTOP that at least six to eight interviews for Metro's top job are being conducted.

Tags: Metro , Metro General Manager , Metro general manager search , John Catoe , Richard Sarles , Nat Ford , Metro Board of Directors , Adam Tuss

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 04:24pm EDT
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