Metro tries to recover from losing first GM choice

WASHINGTON — Metro is trying to quickly recover from losing its first choice to be the next general manager.

D.C. Councilman Jack Evans says the Board of Directors should know Wednesday whether it will have a new candidate willing to accept the position.

Sources told WTOP last week that the name could be Paul Wiedefeld, the former head of Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Evans adds that Neal Cohen decided against taking the job because it was bigger than he thought it would be.

He also expressed frustration at the media leaks and the press scrutiny with the job.

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