In the November episode of the “Connect with County Leaders” podcast, host Bryan Hill, county executive of Fairfax County, spoke with Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) CEO Randy Clarke about the current state and future outlook of Metro transit in the region.
Clarke took over leadership of WMATA in July 2022 after serving as president of Capital Metro in Austin, Texas. He shared his perspective on Metro, noting both positives and challenges with the transit system.
“Metro is obviously so critical to the region. We’re the national capital region, so we have a special responsibility that way,” Clarke said. “What’s unique about Metro is that we have a governance model that is totally different than any other. We have board members and funding from four different jurisdictions – that’s like nowhere else in the world.”