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Metro spokesman leaving agency after 11 years

One of Metro’s spokesmen is leaving the transit agency.

Steven Taubenkibel, Metro’s public information officer, is leaving after serving in media relations for 11 years. His last day is Friday.

Taubenkibel, 40, will become the manager of communications at George Washington University Hospital.  

“It is a wonderful opportunity that came along and it was the right time,” he said. “It is a new career path. I’m looking forward to it.”

Prior to serving at Metro, Taubenkibel, a train buff, worked eight years for Amtrak

“I was fortunate to be at [Metro] for a lot of exciting moments and a lot of challenging times,” he said.

Taubenkibel is the third person to leave Metro’s media relations department this year.

In May, Lisa Farbstein — the longtime director of media relations — left to join the Transportation Security Administration. Her spot was taken over by Dan Stessel, who was previously director of communications for New Jersey Transit.

Her departure was followed by Angela Gates, who worked as an “information specialist.” Gates left to work for the Federal Transit Administration.

Follow me on Twitter @postmetrogirl. 

Dana Hedgpeth is a Post reporter, working the early morning, reporting on traffic, crime and other local issues.

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