National Press Club

NPC Luncheon with WMATA General Manager Paul Wiedefeld

NPC Luncheon with WMATA General Manager Paul Wiedefeld

November 30, 2016 12:30 PM

Location: Holeman Lounge

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) General Manager Paul Wiedefeld will reflect on the state of Metro and announce actions for 2017 to get Metrorail service "back to good" at a National Press Club luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Wiedefeld will discuss ongoing efforts to improve safety, reliability and financial health, as well as restore public trust in Metro. Wiedefeld is entering a challenging time as he fights off bankruptcy while addressing safety and service issues with sometimes hostile jurisdictional masters and a beleaguered governing structure.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $24 for Press Club members (NPC Members may purchase 2 tickets at this rate) and $38 for all other non-member tickets. For questions, please email or call (202) 662–7501. Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase.

NPC Members who wish to attend the pre-luncheon reception must RSVP separately to 48 hours before the event. 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 METRO in the subject line and email to before 10 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.

For More Information On This Event, Contact:

Lindsay Underwood
(202) 662-7561

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