Management & Operations

D.C. Metro fires 20 managers

Posted on May 24, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following months of subway safety problems, service disruptions and financial issues, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority fired 20 managers in what GM Paul J. Wiedefeld described as a step toward “restructuring,” The Washington Post reports.

The 20 managers, more than one-third of which worked in subway operations, were among about 650 “at-will” employees of the transit agency, meaning they could be let go at the GM’s discretion. The firings were effective immediately, according to the report.

Wiedefeld has vowed to streamline the organization, which employs about 13,000 people, a vast majority of whom are members of three labor unions. WMATA declined to specify what departments the fired managers worked in or what any of the managers’ individual job responsibilities were. For the full story, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

New Flyer to invest $28 million in Ky. facility

The Shepherdsville, Ky. facility will fabricate parts for the manufacture of New Flyer transit buses, MCI motorcoaches, and spare parts for NFI Parts.

MCI names San Francisco Bay Area leadership team

The team consists of Mike Albertolle, manager of business development and service; Matthew Hiibel, service manager; Roland Schauer, shop supervisor; and Roman Bystron, parts supervisor.

Minn. Metro Transit union workers threaten strike during Super Bowl

The union’s president noted that although the most recent agreement was overwhelmingly rejected, he is optimistic an agreement will be reached before the deadline.

COMTO launching new Washington State chapter

Local charter agency members and supporters of COMTO Washington State include Pierce Transit, the Seattle Department of Transportation, Washington State Department of Transportation, Community Transit, and the Port of Seattle.

New York drops 'ladies and gentlemen' for more inclusive announcements

Effective immediately, subway conductors and bus drivers have been instructed to use gender-neutral language when communicating, such as "passengers," "riders," and "everyone."

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close