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WMATA begins search for permanent GM


The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has begun a worldwide search for a permanent general manager. Richard Sarles currently serves as interim general manager.

The agency has contracted executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles to begin a national and international search within and outside the transit industry, WMATA officials said in a prepared statement.

WMATA’s board has set a goal of selecting a GM within the next six months.

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