Friday, August 10, 2012

Rep. Wolf Wants Virginia to Gain Control of MWAA Board

The Washington Post reported that Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) unveiled a bill Tuesday that would give Virginia control over the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, as the board overseeing construction of the Silver Line remains mired in controversy that has also impacted the Virginia Senate race.

Wolf’s bill would cut the size of the board from 13 members to nine, with six of them appointed by the governor of Virginia. Maryland, the District and the federal government would appoint one member apiece.

Even if it passed the House, the legislation stands little chance of becoming law, given the opposition of Maryland and the District. But the measure is a clear sign that Virginia officials have grown frustrated with what Wolf calls a “chaotic, dysfunctional” board.

Read the full Post article.

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