Topic : Paul Wiedefeld

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WMATA, Carnegie Mellon partner on U-Pass program

University| August 21, 2017

Carnegie Mellon joins American University and Washington College of Law, the first university to launch the U-Pass program on campus last year.

WMATA to add free Wi-Fi at 30 rail stations

Management & Operations| April 19, 2017

If plans stay on track, nearly every Red Line station from Union Station to Medical Center will have access to free Wi-Fi and a broad section of the system’s core also should be covered by the end of the year.

Management & Operations| April 12, 2017

D.C. Metro fires 20 train, bus operators for policy violations

The employees were terminated for violating drug and alcohol abuse, and cell phone policies.

Management & Operations| February 23, 2017

New GSA partnership to reduce D.C. Metro energy costs

The partnership lowers Metro’s electricity supply rate within the District, and is expected to save the authority more than $1 million per year compared with existing supply rates.

Rail| December 5, 2016

WMATA launches plan to get rail line 'Back to Good'

Plan includes a train reliability program that cuts railcar delays by first retiring the oldest (1000-series) and least reliable (4000-series) cars in the fleet by the end of 2017.

Bus| September 30, 2016

D.C. Metro completes $5.5 million in bus improvements at station

The improvements expand capacity and provide additional amenities to enhance the customer experience, including three new bus bays and the introduction of real-time bus arrival information.

Security and Safety | August 10, 2016

DC Metro GM outlines additional safety actions

Following the derailment at East Falls Church, Wiedefeld ordered a new round of inspections for all interlockings conducted by rail maintenance supervisors with track engineers participating.

Security and Safety | August 3, 2016

DC Metro police officer arrested for allegedly aiding ISIS

The officer, Nicholas Young, allegedly purchased technology-related items to send to the ISIS operatives so they could evade authorities when contacting each other.

Management & Operations| August 2, 2016

D.C. Metro considers sale of headquarters building following review

If Metro were to stay in the building, it would need to expend an estimated $75 million to $90 million to replace almost every major building system (plumbing, heating and air conditioning, electrical, fire/life safety).

Management & Operations| June 27, 2016

WMATA to eliminate 500 positions

Last month, GM Paul Wiedefeld fired 20 managers, including seven senior managers. The process of actually laying off employees will take several months. 

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