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April 24, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Van Hollen: “We Want to Make Sure That WMATA is a Success” (VIDEO)

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld recently released his financial plan to keep the Metrorail “safe, reliable and affordable.” “I am still taking a look at that plan,” said Senator Chris Van Hollen, one day after the plan was made public. “He and I are actually in the process of trading phone calls. We want to […]

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February 23, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

High School Students Explore STEM Careers for National Engineers Week (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Students from across the country including students from Montgomery County Public Schools are participating in National Engineers Week to learn about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). With safety gloves on, lab coats snapped tight and goggles to protect their eyes, students from Albert Einstein High School are learning about the sewer system […]

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January 3, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Berliner Suggests Metro Could Sell Land It Owns “For Substantial Funds”

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner recently met with WMATA General Manager Paul Wiedefeld and Nina Albert, the director of real estate for WMATA, to discuss ways in which the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) could “maximize its real estate holdings.” In a Dec. 22nd follow-up letter to Wiedefeld, Berliner wrote: “WMATA’s real estate […]

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August 1, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Safe Track Work Begins on the Red Line, Ridership Down (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Metro officials say ridership on the Red Line dipped significantly as Safe Track repair work began as scheduled on August 1st, with continuous single tracking between the Takoma and Silver Spring stations, now thru August 7. According to a Metro news release, ridership on the Red Line was down approximately 30 to 40 percent this […]

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July 27, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Metrorail’s General Manager on Safe Track Repairs on the Red Line (VIDEO)

At a July 27th news conference at the Silver Spring Metro station, local officials advised Metro Red Line commuters to seek transportation alternatives next week as Safe Track repair work is expected to cause significant delays on the entire line. “This will be the first time Red line customers will experience Safe Track reductions slash delays,” said […]

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June 10, 2016 | Sonya Burke

WMATA GM Paul Wiedefeld on SafeTrack, Red Line and Montgomery County (VIDEO)

The CEO and general manager of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), Paul Wiedefeld fielded some questions from MyMCMedia at the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce celebration dinner on June 9th. Find out what Wiedefeld had to say about SafeTrack, the Redline and partnering with Montgomery County in this MyMCMedia Extra video, below:

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April 5, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Metro General Manager Meets with MoCo Council, Says Lines Will Not Be Closed for Six Months for Repairs

Metro’s General Manager Paul Wiedefeld told the Montgomery County Council on Tuesday that he has no plans to close rail lines for six months to do maintenance work. “I’m not considering that extensive of a shut down anywhere,” he said. That was something Council Vice President Roger Berliner was hoping to hear, after the possibility […]

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January 4, 2016 | Staff Writer

WSSC’s New General Manager, Carla Reid, Begins Work Today (PHOTO)

WSSC’s new general manager and CEO, Carla Reid, began her tenure today. Reid is the first woman to head the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission in its 97-year history. In a video message broadcast to WSSC’s 1,500-plus employees, she stated, “My leadership will be firmly based on the principles of excellence, fairness and open communication. I […]

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December 18, 2015 | Sonya Burke

WSSC Announces that Carla Reid is New General Manager and CEO

UPDATED Carla Reid is the new General Manager and CEO of WSSC, commissioners announced today. Reid is the first woman to serve in this position in the utility’s 97-year history. Reid previously worked for WSSC for 20 years, including serving as Deputy General Manager of the Commission from 2005-2006. The Commission voted to hire Reid […]

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November 19, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Metro’s Board of Directors Appoint Paul Wiedefeld as General Manager (PHOTO & VIDEO)

The Metro Board of Directors has unanimously appointed Paul Wiedefeld as the system’s General Manager and Chief Executive Officer under a four-year contract. According to a news release, Wiedefeld will assume his position on November 30th and receive an annual salary of $397,500 plus standard benefits. “Paul’s three decades of public and private sector transportation […]

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