If you are 62-years-old and heading towards retirement, you might hope to freewheel through the last years of your working life. Not so for Washington D.C.’s Metro General Manager John B. Catoe Jr, who has recently had the toughest three months of his career; just before his contract renewal is due. Under pressure to modernize the system whilst grappling with budget cuts, he’s also had to contend with a train crash in which eight passengers were killed, a spike in track suicides and an accident in which four workers died. Riders are up in arms and want Catoe sacked, while others remains staunchly behind him. Will he be allowed to stay until he retires or will he be forced out?
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