Metro Interim General Manager and Chief Executive Officer
Dan Tangherlini joined Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) as Interim General Manager on February 16, 2006. He is responsible for the operation of the region’s Metrorail, Metrobus and MetroAccess (paratransit) system, overseeing the activities of nearly 10,000 employees, a $1 billion annual operating budget and a $3.3 billion six-year Capital Improvement Program.
Mr. Tangherlini, 38, who holds a B.A. and M.P.P. from the University of Chicago and an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, is former Director of the District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT), a position he has held since 2000. He was Chief Financial Officer for the Metropolitan Police Department from November 1998 to May 2000.
Before joining DC government, Mr. Tangherlini served in the office of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation where he helped negotiate a landmark Amtrak labor settlement and worked on the development of innovative approaches to infrastructure finance. From 1991 to 1997, he was in the federal Office of Management and Budget.
Mr. Tangherlini lives in the District of Columbia with his wife and two daughters.