There is objective evidence around the country that privatization is not a cost saving, but instead drives up fares, jeopardizes safety, results in service cuts, and fosters an environment for political corruption because it puts profits ahead of the riding public. Furthermore, Metro provided no examples of improved rail service through privatization U.S. Still, Mr. Wiedefeld refuses to let those facts get in the way of his destructive agenda.
It is time for the WMATA Board to stand up to this deceiving general manager and stop his destruction to the system. When the WMATA Board reconvenes for the first time since their summer break on September 27, their first order of business should be to call for the termination of the general manager.