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Posted at 2:00 PM ET, 11/24/2010

Govs, Gray on Board of Trade's bandwagon?

By David Alpert

Last night, following a conference call between Govs. Martin O'Malley (Md.) and Robert McDonnell (Va.) and D.C. Mayor-Elect Vince Gray, a press release went out seeming to endorse the recommendations in the Board of Trade's report on WMATA governance.

The press release from the offices of the three executives seemed to endorse the report's recommendations, including those that would diminish Northern Virginia's role in governing Metro and weaken the veto which D.C. in particular often needs to guarantee its interests aren't overridden by more numerous suburban votes on the board.

It also appeared that Gray was already abrogating the principles he'd run upon to better listen to residents before making decisions. The press release made no mention of the Riders' Advisory Council's own report. We know McDonnell doesn't care about rider voices, but we'd hope for better from O'Malley and Gray.

[Continue reading David Alpert's post here at Greater Greater Washington.]

David Alpert is founder and editor of Greater Greater Washington. The
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By David Alpert  | November 24, 2010; 2:00 PM ET
Categories:  D.C., HotTopic, Local blog network, Metro  
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