These repairs will likely be a great inconvenience to our customers. As Metro’s largest union and representative of the rail and bus operators, station managers and the maintenance and clerical workers of this system, we stand ready to get the appropriate work done within the outlined timetable to minimize that inconvenience. We also share General Manager Paul Wiedefeld’s desire to build up the confidence of the customers we serve, and we hope that these repairs will lead to that by making our system up to date and safe.
At the end of the day, Local 689 members, leadership, and the riding public of this region all want a safe, affordable and reliable transit system. Local 689 is committed to working with WMATA leadership to create that safety culture. We hope that this plan will move us forward in making Metro the best and safest rail system it can be for the people we serve.