- Associated Press - Sunday, March 6, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - Metro’s new general manager is outlining changes he believes the system needs to improve its safety, reliability and finances.

Metro General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld, who joined the transit agency in November, outlined his priorities in a letter published on the rail and bus system’s website Sunday.

Wiedefeld released the letter ahead of a Monday appearance at the National Press Club. He listed more than two dozen priority areas.

Wiedefeld says one of his priorities is hiring a new Chief Safety Officer to replace James Dougherty, who resigned in September. He also wants to increase the number of police officers in the system. And he wants to look at ways to simplify fares and test products that give customers the opportunity to save money.

See Wiedefeld’s letter at: bit.ly/1OWTXSH

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