Feds bring in new Washington Metro Board members

April 29, 2016

By Max Smith, WTOP

WASHINGTON — “No more excuses,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Thursday about Metro’s continued safety problems.Website Insert Perfect Answer copy

In a statement, he announced three new federal Metro Board members with significant experience in investigations and safety.

“I met with each of the jurisdictions a year ago and urged them to stand up a new safety oversight office. They have not done so. Given the continued urgency, we will be forced to use every available lever at our discretion to force action as soon as possible to improve safety for the traveling public,” Foxx said in the statement.

The new members will join the board June 1 to help set policies aimed at helping General Manager Paul Wiedefeld turn around the troubled transit system.

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