Appointed by Washington Suburban Transit Commission: Michael D. Barnes; Alvin J. Nichols; Artis G. Hampshire-Cowan (alternate); Kathryn H. Porter (alternate).
Appointed by Northern Virginia Transportation Commission: Catherine M. Hudgins; Mary H. Hynes; William D. Euille (alternate); Jeffrey C. McKay (alternate).
Appointed by District of Columbia City Council: Muriel Bowser; Tom Downs; Thomas J. Bulger (alternate); one vacancy (alternate).
Appointed by Administrator, General Services Administration: Mortimer L. Downey, 2014; Marcel C. Acosta, 2014. Alternates: Anthony R. Giancola, 2014; one vacancy.
Richard R. Sarles, General Manager
600 Fifth St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 962-1234; tty: (202) 638-3780
(202) 637-7000 (bus & rail information)
(202) 637-1328 (consumer assistance)
Report (with Maryland Dept. of Disabilities & Dept. of Transportation) to Maryland General Assembly budget committees on plan for inclusion of Authority's measures in Department of Disabilities Managing for Results submission, Sept. 1, 2010 (Joint Chairmen's Report, 2010, p. 10).
Report (with Dept. of Transportation & Maryland Transit Administration) to Senate President, House Speaker, Senate Education, Health & Environmental Affairs Committee, & House Environmental Matters Committee on program to place recycling bins at transit stations due Dec. 1, 2011 (Chapter 134, Acts of 2011).
Metro. The five-line metrorail system, known as Metro (or the Washington Metro), opened in 1976 with a single line less than five miles long. In December 1993, a new four-station segment opened to Greenbelt, Maryland. The Blue Line was extended to Franconia-Springfield, Virginia, in June 1997, and the Red Line to Glenmont, Maryland, in July 1998, making Metro a 103-mile rail system of five lines (83 stations), linking Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia. In December 2004, the system increased to 106.3 miles with 86 stations. In March 2009, construction began on a 23-mile extension, the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, from East Falls Church to Washington Dulles International Airport and beyond to Ashburn, Virginia. Phase 1 of the Project, including four stations and service from East Falls Church to Reston, is to open in 2013. Phase 2 extends Metro past Washington Dulles International Airport to Route 772 in Loudon County Virginia. Scheduled to open in 2016, Phase 2 includes six new stations.
Metrobus. Congress, the General Assemblies of Maryland and Virginia, and the City Council of the District of Columbia have authorized the Authority to acquire and operate all mass transit bus facilities in the Washington, DC, region. In 1973, Metro acquired four area bus systems. Metrobus now runs 323 routes on 180 lines, and served 125 million riders in FY2011.
MetroAccess. MetroAccess provides door-to-door, shared-ride transportation services seven days a week within its service area to persons who cannot use public transportation due to a disability and are certified eligible.
The Authority is governed by an eight-member Board of Directors (and eight alternate directors). Each Compact signatory appoints two members, and since August 2009, the federal General Services Administration also appoints two members (Public Law 111-62). Board members and alternates serve terms coterminous with their service as members of their appointing bodies (Code Transportation Article, secs. 10-202 through 10-204).
The Tri-State Oversight Committee is the safety oversight agency for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
July 27, 2012
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