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Metro's new Interim General Manager Richard Sarles will start his position on March 29.
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Metro's new Interim General Manager Richard Sarles will start his position on March 29.

By David Schultz

News of Sarles' hiring leaked a few days ago, so today's vote officially making him Metro's new GM was, essentially, a formality. The Metro Board approved him on a unanimous vote after little debate.

The new GM hails from New Jersey. His last job was leading the state's bus and rail agency, NJ Transit.

Sarles says safety will be his first priority, but he'll also encourage more communication within Metro, "Because while you may be responsible for one area, you may have an idea that affects another area."

He signed a one-year contract worth more than $300,000 dollars, but it could be extended if a permanent GM hasn't been found by then. Sarles' first day on the job is March 29.

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