Metro General Manager Richard Sarles

Metro General Manager Richard Sarles

General Manager Richard Sarles, recently named the permanent head of the agency, discusses all things Metro.

Metro is $72 million in the hole, cuts in service are on the table, and the nation's second largest transit system continues to face questions about safety and reliability. General Manager Richard Sarles, who was recently named the permanent head of the agency, discusses all things Metro.

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Richard Sarles

General Manager and Chief Executive Office, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)

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The Kojo Nnamdi Show (http://88-5.us/gWpAhD): Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority General Manager Richard Sarles talks about possible cuts to late-night weekend Metro service as one of the options available to the organization to try to address its budget shortfall. Responding to Kojo's question about concerns over intoxicated people having to find alternative means of transportation, Sarles said he hoped that intoxicated people would chose not to ride Metro trains, either:

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