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Metro calls special meeting on Va. funding deal

Metro announced Wednesday night that its board of directors will meet Thursday morning to discuss Virginia's contribution to its Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act funding, the Post's Dr. Gridlock reports.

Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) has recently balked at the commonwealth contributing funds because he wants the power to appoint two members to Metro's board. Virginia's two principal and two alternate members are currently nominated by local jurisdictions and appointed by the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission. The four seats are now held by elected officials from Alexandria and Fairfax and Arlington counties.

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By Washington Post Editors  |  July 1, 2010; 9:26 AM ET
 
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