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Metro's Embattled General Manager Retains Job

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Metro General Manager John Catoe's employment contract has been extended for another three years.
Metro General Manager John Catoe's employment contract has been extended for another three years.

Metro's board of directors voted 5 to 1 to extend general manager John Catoe's contract another 3 years. D.C. City administrator Neil Albert was the only board member to vote against the extension.

The Washington Post reports Catoe's salary will remain the same, but he'll now receive a $27,000 annual pension for the rest of his life.

The extension comes after a series of setbacks for Metro, including a June 22nd crash on the Red Line that killed 9 people.

David Schultz reports...


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