Remove John B. Catoe, Jr. as Metro General Manager sign now

We, the undersigned, call upon the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Board of Directors to immediately remove John B. Catoe, Jr. from the position of General Manager.

In the wake of the horrific June 22, 2009 crash on Metro's Red Line, it has become alarming clear that the current management is unable to safely administer the Metrorail and Metrobus systems.

Time and time again Metro has been warned by outside safety experts, as well as the National Transportation Safety Board, regarding the failure to establish and maintain a culture of safety. This failure has resulted in numerous accidents, resulting in the injuries and deaths of both employees and customers.

John B. Catoe, Jr. is the public face of Metro. Ultimately, the responsibility to operate a safe system falls on Catoe's shoulders. He has failed to maintain a safe system, and he has also failed to be forthcoming and transparent about the current state of the system.

We, as riders of the Metro system, demand that the WMATA Board of Directors immediately remove John B. Catoe, Jr. and begin a search for a manager who has the proper experience managing complex, safety-oriented, organizations.

WMATA Board of Directors:

Principal Directors

Jim Graham
Chairman, District of Columbia

Peter Benjamin
First Vice Chairman, Maryland

Catherine Hudgins
Second Vice Chairman, Virginia

Neil Albert
District of Columbia

Elizabeth M. Hewlett
Maryland

Christopher Zimmerman
Virginia

Alternate Directors

Michael Brown
District of Columbia

Gordon Linton
Maryland

Jeffrey C. McKay
Virginia

Anthony R. Giancola, P.E.
District of Columbia

Marcell Solomon
Maryland

William D. Euille
Virginia

Swift action is needed to ensure that our city has a safe and reliable transit system. Responsibility must be taken for the failures that have plagued Metro. If John B. Catoe, Jr. refuses to accept that responsibility, we must place that burden on the Board of Directors.

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Latest Signatures

  • 26 December 2015200. Jeremy E
    I support this petition
  • 23 December 2015199. Alicia M
    I support this petition
  • 30 November 2015198. Q Buck
    I support this petition
  • 03 November 2015197. John S
    I support this petition
  • 27 October 2015196. Scott B
    Can't happen soon enough.
  • 04 October 2015195. Chris P
    the entire board should resign. more accountability. more transparency. more safety.
  • 27 September 2015194. Mary G
    I support this petition
  • 08 September 2015193. Mark R
    I support this petition
  • 05 September 2015192. Gm Z
    I support this petition
  • 11 August 2015191. Samuel B
    I support this petition
  • 11 August 2015190. Alan J
    Mr. Catoe should have stepped down after the worst crash in Metro history. This does not to mention the total imcompetence of Metro employees from top to bottom, as well as the largets fare increases in Metro history, or the rise in crime rates on Metro r
  • 15 June 2015189. Helena D
    I support this petition
  • 14 June 2015188. Kevin M
    Don't know how much is or isn't Mr. Catoe's fault. I do know that no organization that affects the daily lives of millions in the capital of an advanced nation should be so incompetent.
  • 06 May 2015187. Thomas Jw
    I support this petition
  • 29 April 2015186. Sharon F
    Incompetence doesn't start at the bottom and trickle up . . . it starts at the top and trickle down.
  • 17 April 2015185. Joseph M
    I support this petition
  • 12 April 2015184. Hulk H
    I should be GM, Brother!
  • 25 March 2015183. Richard Z
    He is just awful, what more can I say!!
  • 26 February 2015182. Lauren B
    I support this petition
  • 08 February 2015181. Brian F
    I support this petition
  • 03 February 2015180. Sina H
    garbage service. This is the nations capitol, and every other major city has a better subway system. Shame.
  • 31 January 2015179. Jane Petty
    I support this petition
  • 21 January 2015178. Michael S
    I support this petition
  • 17 January 2015177. Jenna A
    I support this petition
  • 16 January 2015176. Randy H
    I support this petition
  • 12 January 2015175. Daniel Bh
    Accountability begins at the top!
  • 04 January 2015174. Richard A
    Safety should be the number one priority, but clearly there is a lapse in enforcing safety discipline in Metro and he has to go.

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