WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin (D-MD), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) released the following statement in response to today’s announcement that Paul Wiedefeld has been named Metro’s new General Manager and Chief Executive Officer:
“We’re pleased to finally see this progress in bringing on new management for Metro after a year-long search.
“As federal lawmakers, we have been strong advocates and effective partners for Metro. In his years of service to BWI, Mr. Wiedefeld has proven himself to be a creative and successful infrastructure manager in the public sector. We are eager to meet with him to emphasize our shared commitment and steady focus on turning-around the troubled Metro system.
“We’re prepared to work with Mr. Wiedefeld as he accepts the challenge of improving the safety and reliability of this pivotal regional investment for Metro passengers and visitors to the national capital region.”