Topic : Richard Sarles

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D.C. Metro board members want to refocus search for system chief

Management & Operations| March 3, 2015

Some members said they want to shift the emphasis of the search to focus on a fresh batch of candidates whose skills are more suited to fixing problems that have come to light in the transit system in recent months.

D.C. Metro appoints Requa to interim GM/CEO post

Management & Operations| January 9, 2015

The agency's board also commended the extraordinary service of current GM/CEO Richard Sarles to Metro since 2010.

Management & Operations| January 5, 2015

D.C. Chief Caps Transit Legacy with Strengthened System Safety

In addition to building a new safety culture, GM/CEO Richard Sarles spearheaded the replacement of buses, paratransit vehicles and the acquisition of new 7000 series railcars, as well as the development of the agency’s new strategic plan.

Accessibility| September 25, 2014

D.C. Metro chief Sarles stepping down

Sarles has helmed Metro at a time that has seen massive reinvestment in rebuilding the rail system, the expansion of the Silver Line, the procurement of new 7000 series cars and updating the bus fleet, according to the report.
Management & Operations| September 23, 2014

D.C. Metro bringing back computer-driven trains 5 years after fatal crash

Starting early next month, in a process known as automatic train operation, computers will take over driving a half-dozen Red Line trains daily during non-peak hours, Metro GM Richard Sarles said.
Bus| January 9, 2014

D.C. Metro chief says agency turning the corner

Richard Sarles spoke about a possible shutdown of the Red Line, digging pedestrian tunnels to connect Metro stations and how the new Silver Line will be a game-changer.
Bus| January 9, 2014

WMATA CEO, Sarles highlights upcoming projects for transit agency

News4's Adam Tuss spoke exclusively with Richard Sarles, the general manager for WMATA. Sarles said the transportation system is playing "catch-up" and has a slew of oncoming projects to improve commuter experience.

Government Issues| November 7, 2013

NTSB closes 7 D.C. Metro safety recommendations

Includes ensuring appropriate coordination between all departments responsible for maintenance and design; and establishing a written procedure regarding rail lubrication for single-track operations over switch and turnouts. Brings the total number of recommendations closed to 20 out of 29.
Rail| July 10, 2013

D.C. Metro chief explains track maintenance urgency

In a Washington Post op-ed piece, GM Richard Sarles wrote that since the system went into service, maintenance has been delayed at the expense of service.
Rail| June 13, 2013

D.C. Metro launches 'close call' reporting system

Pilot program designed to enhance safety by increasing the opportunity for employee reporting of incidents or situations that have the potential for more serious consequences.
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