Metro restarts search for a general manager
Transit officials announced Wednesday that they are resuming their search for a general manager for Metro.
“The Board is committed to reenergizing the search for a new chief executive who will provide Metro with effective leadership emphasizing safety as the top priority, exceptional financial management and the first-class service delivery for our customers that the region deserves,” Metro Board Chairman Mortimer L. Downey said in a statement.
Metro officials said they hope to have a leader in place by fall.
Metro spokeswoman Sherri Ly said a job description released last year will be rewritten. McLean-based Lochlin Partners, the firm that conducted the earlier search, will manage the new effort. The cost of the search is to be covered by Lochlin’s original $92,000 contract.
The board halted its search for a general manager in March amid tensions among members over what kind of executive was needed to lead the troubled transit agency. D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) and Maryland officials wanted a turnaround specialist, but others wanted an executive with a more traditional transit background.