WMATA: Paul J. Wiedefeld Appointed to be Next General Manager/Chief Exec.; Will Start 30-Nov.-15.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Area Transit Authority (or Metro) has appointed (by unanimous vote of the Board) Paul J. Wiedefeld to be its next General Manager/Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Wiedefeld’s salary will be $397, 500 (plus benefits), and he will start on November 30, 2015.

Mr. Wiedefeld has a four-year-term contract.