Regional Priorities

METRORAIL AT 40: Restoring a World Class System


At a summit on the future of Metrorail, 100 government, business, and civic leaders discussed how they can work together to help the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) restore the transit system’s “world-class” reputation.

The March 30 summit, Metrorail at 40: Restoring a World-Class System, sponsored by the Greater Washington Board of Trade (BOT) and Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) and took place during the week of the 40th anniversary of Metrorail’s opening. Participants discussed a variety of topics, including funding, safety, development around Metro stations, and governance. 


  • Roger Berliner, Chairman, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
  • Daniel Waetjen, Chairman, Greater Washington Board of Trade
  • Leif Dormsjo, Director, District of Columbia Department of Transportation
  • Aubrey Layne, Secretary, Virginia Department of Transportation
  • Pete Rahn, Secretary, Maryland Department of Transportation
  • Jack Evans, Chairman, WMATA Board of Directors
  • Paul Wiedefeld, General Manager and CEO, WMATA
  • Robert Puentes, Incoming President, the Eno Center for Transportation and Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
  • Ed Crooks, Managing Director, KPMG LLP
  • David Roberts, Managing Director, KPMG LLP