Metro has selected a new general manager, multiple sources tell News4.
The Metro board of directors has made its choice and negotiations are underway now to secure the candidate. A formal announcement on the new Metro boss is expected at the end of the week.
The board had whittled the candidates down to two finalists, News4 reported Monday. The front-runner has transportation experience but is not a true transit professional but has transportation experience, sources said.
With rider frustration at an all-time high, the feeling is now is the time for the Metro board to make its pick and get is finances, safety and reliability back on track.
"It may not just be a transit expert, it may need to be a general manager who can oversee all of those implementation plans," Washington Board of Trade CEO Jim Dinegar said.
It's time to put the polish back on Metro, Dinegar said.