Metro is preparing for historic ridership next week, as millions converge on downtown Washington for Barack Obama’s inauguration. But the challenge of getting all those people to their destination it isn’t the only — or even the most pressing — task facing our region’s mass transit system. We talk with Metro’s top executive and chief safety officer.


  • John Catoe General Manager, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
  • Michael Taborn Chief of Police, Washington Metro Transit Police

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