Metro GM Wiedefeld to get 2-year contract extension, raise

WASHINGTON — Metro’s board of directors will vote Thursday to extend General Manager Paul Wiedefeld’s contract for two years and give him a raise.

Wiedefeld’s original contract was set to expire Nov. 30, 2019.

The board will vote on a resolution to extend his contract until the same date in 2021, with automatic one-year renewals unless either Wiedefeld or the Metro board terminate the agreement.

Wiedefeld’s base pay will be $435,000 a year, with annual raises of 5 to 10 percent based on performance. He currently makes $397,000 a year.

WTOP’s Max Smith contributed to this report.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2013 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

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