Plan for Metro board changes released
Luke Rosiak reports on the Dr. Gridlock blog that the District, Maryland and Virginia released a joint plan and schedule Monday for implementing changes to Metro's governance structure after recommendations by a coalition of regional groups in November, including Metro's Riders Advisory Council.
You can read the 16-page plan here.
The plan "is intended to serve as an aggressive response to strong concerns the governors and mayor have about WMATA performance and accountability. ... It is a means to presenting concrete actions to be taken."
The plan, geared in part toward a structure that minimizes a tug-of-war between various jurisdictions' interests, advocates a "regionally-focused" chair. It says the board in general should act as a unified, regional body; should be required to focus on high-level, long-term matters and leave details to staff; and should have a clear public input process.
Read the entire post on the Dr. Gridlock blog.
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| January 10, 2011; 2:38 PM ET
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