November 7, 2013
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.
July 10, 2013
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.
June 13, 2013
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.
January 22, 2013
The National Safety Council recognized Richard R. Sarles as one of its 2013 CEOs Who “Get It,” its annual recognition of business leaders who demonstrate world-class safety.
October 5, 2012
The Shepherd Parkway Metrobus Division sits on 16 acres of land with space for up to 250 buses. Initially, it will house 114 Metrobuses that operate on 50 routes mainly in Southeast and Southwest Washington, D.C., providing better service for thousands of customers.
June 12, 2012
The plan was developed through extensive customer research, including surveys and focus groups of regular commuters, occasional riders and visitors to the Capital region.
March 15, 2012
GM made more money than his counterpart in New York who has an annual salary of $332,500.
July 7, 2011
The 364 7000-series cars include a customer-preferred blue and gray interior color scheme; a stainless steel exterior with 64 vinyl padded seats and seat-back grab handles; two dynamic LCD route maps and four video screens in each car; and a “quad-unit configuration” of the cars.
January 21, 2011
Richard Sarles, the former executive director of New Jersey Transit, who was brought in to lead the Metro last March on an interim basis, will become the transit system's permanent general manager and take on the title of CEO.
January 13, 2011
The $1.4 billion operating budget for Fiscal Year 2012 maintains the current level of rail, bus and paratransit services. The agency is doing more, while becoming more resource efficient. More than 91 cents of every Metro operating dollar directly funds core services, with only 9 cents funding support functions.
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