National Press Club

NPC Luncheon with Paul Wiedefeld, Washington Metro General Manager and CEO

NPC Luncheon with Paul Wiedefeld, Washington Metro General Manager and CEO

March 7, 2016 12:30 PM

Location: Ballroom

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Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority General Manager and CEO Paul Wiedefeld will discuss the future of the transit system at a National Press Club luncheon on Monday, March 7.

Metro is entering its most challenging period since it opened 40 years ago. It’s facing declining ridership combined with rising expenses and a fractured leadership structure among the four jurisdictions that govern the system. Serious safety lapses over the years have caused deaths while everlasting repairs and reduced service have caused riders to choose other transportation options.

Wiedefeld took over as Metro's top official in November after serving as CEO of the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). Prior to leading BWI, Wiedefeld’s career included service as Administrator of the Maryland Transit Administration, where he managed day-to-day operations of the nation’s 13th largest transit system, including commuter rail (MARC), subway, light rail, buses, and paratransit services.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a Q&A session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $24 for National Press Club members and one guest, and $38 for non-members.

For questions, please email or call (202) 662-7501.

NPC members who wish to attend the pre-luncheon reception must RSVP separately to at least 48 hours in advance. Space may be limited. You must have a paid reservation to the Luncheon to attend the VIP reception.

To submit a question in advance, put WMATA in the subject line and email to before the day of the luncheon.

For More Information On This Event, Contact:

Ruth Mohamed

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