Washington Post: Metro ‘reform board’ proposal loses steam with advocates, who now favor eight-member panel

“Now a coalition of business, advocacy and nonprofit groups that favors a “smaller, independent” board, has issued a proposal to reduce the Metro board to eight, effectively endorsing a provision in Virginia’s dedicated funding law that sidelines the nonvoting members on the 16-person panel.

The group, MetroNow, which includes the Federal City Council, the Greater Washington Board of Trade and the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, among others, also outlined several changes for streamlining board business and 10 guidelines to improve the agency’s overall function.”

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