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WMATA's board confirms Wiedefeld as GM, CEO

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) board late last week officially confirmed Paul Wiedefeld as the agency's new general manager and chief executive office under a four-year contract.

He's slated to take the reins Nov. 30.

"Paul’s three decades of public and private sector transportation management experience will serve him well as he manages the day-to-day operations of Metro with an eye toward improving the rider experience and restoring credibility with regional stakeholders," said WMATA Chairman Mort Downey.

Wiedefeld previously served as CEO of the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, as well as head of the Maryland Transit Administration.

Wiedefeld's brief message upon being named WMATA's new general manager and chief executive officer.

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