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Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 12/15/2010

Metro GM: No transit background needed?

By Washington Post editors

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

Now, it looks as though an official who knows more about running a business -- instead of a transit agency -- could be selected to take over Metro. Metro is scheduled to talk about the ongoing search for a new general manager during a closed-door executive session Thursday.

To read more about Metro's search for a new general manager, go to WTOP.

By Washington Post editors  | December 15, 2010; 10:46 AM ET
Categories:  DC, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation, Virginia  
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What? So instead of hiring someone who actually KNOWS something about running a transit agency, METRO is seriously considering someone who knows NOTHING?

Then again, I suppose that makes sense... nobody in METRO knows how to run a transit agency anyway so why not hire someone equally unqualified to run it. They'll fit right in with the rest of them.

METRO is now a synonym for SUCK

Posted by: mika_england | December 15, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

What? So instead of hiring someone who actually KNOWS something about running a transit agency, METRO is seriously considering someone who knows NOTHING?

Then again, I suppose that makes sense... nobody in METRO knows how to run a transit agency anyway so why not hire someone equally unqualified to run it. They'll fit right in with the rest of them.

METRO is now a synonym for SUCK

Posted by: mika_england | December 15, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Makes sense to me. The top levels of management must function efficiently in order for the rest of the system to follow suit. I hope they hire someone who has the strength to clean house and highly emphasize proper customer service to all employees.

Posted by: blackforestcherry | December 15, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

I do not have an issue with bringing in someone who UNDERSTANDS business and is not part of the Metro disaster.

With that said, they also need to understand how BROKEN metro is due to their terrible decisions and be able to remotely fix them

So, have an understand of the Metro situation

Posted by: Bious | December 15, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

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