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Metro CEO remains ‘bullish’ despite looming ‘death spiral’

It’s been nine months since Metro CEO and General Manager Randy Clarke took the helm at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Agency. During that time, Metro has increased its bus and rail ridership from pandemic lows, and opened six new rail stations along the Silver Line. But challenges remain. The 7000 series rail-cars have yet to fully return to the system, rail ridership still pales in comparison to pre-pandemic levels, and a looming fiscal gap threatens the system’s ability to maintain normal bus and rail frequencies. On the show, Clarke addresses each issue and speaks candidly about the future of the third largest transit agency in the country.

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