WAMU 88.5 : News

Metro Board Selects New General Manager

Play associated audio
Interim Metro General Manager Richard Sarles.
WMATA, photo by Larry Levine
Interim Metro General Manager Richard Sarles.

It's official: the Metro Board of Directors has selected a new general manager. And he's a familiar face at the transit agency.

The board has selected Richard Sarles to be its permanent general manager and chief executive officer, according to a statement released Friday evening.

The board conducted an international search for a new general manager, but chose to go with Sarles, who has been serving in an interim capacity for the past 10 months.

Metro Board members and other community leaders have praised Sarles for his ability to stabilize the organization after a debilitating series of accidents, fatalities and breakdowns.

But the choice of Sarles is somewhat surprising. When he was hired as interim general manager, Sarles was adamant that he was not a candidate for the permanent job.

NPR

'The Terror Years' Traces The Rise Of Al-Qaida And ISIS

Lawrence Wright's new book collects his essays for The New Yorker on the growth of terrorism in the Middle East, from the Sept. 11 attacks to the recent beheadings of journalists and aid workers.
NPR

Berkeley's Soda Tax Appears To Cut Consumption Of Sugary Drinks

According to a new study, the nation's first soda tax succeeded in cutting consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. But there's uncertainty about whether the effect will be permanent.
WAMU 88.5

Questions About Hillary Clinton’s Newly Uncovered Emails

A federal judge orders a review of nearly fifteen thousand recently discovered Hillary Clinton emails from her time as Secretary of State. A new batch related to the Clinton Foundation was also released. Join us to discuss ongoing questions.

WAMU 88.5

Questions About Hillary Clinton’s Newly Uncovered Emails

A federal judge orders a review of nearly fifteen thousand recently discovered Hillary Clinton emails from her time as Secretary of State. A new batch related to the Clinton Foundation was also released. Join us to discuss ongoing questions.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.