Beverley Swaim-Staley, former Maryland Transportation Director, to head Union Station Redevelopment Corp.

Beverley Swaim-Staley will become the new president of the Union Station Redevelopment Corp. the organization announced Monday, putting her in charge of a long-term effort to expand Union Station.

Swaim-Staley departed as Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s secretary of transportation last month after working at the state for more than 25 years. At the redevelopment corporation, a nonprofit organization created by Congress to oversee the station, she replaces David S. Ball, who announced his resignation from the organization in late July.

Swaim-Staley brings a breadth of experience overseeing major transportation infrastructure. During her stint at the Maryland transportation department, the agency helped develop a public-private partnership to upgrade the Port of Baltimore and opened the Intercounty Connector. She played a role in overseeing operations at BWI Marshall after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and has directed the state’s spending priorities for Metro.


A rendering of the view of the concourse and platform area that Amtrak has proposed building behind the existing Union Station building, with wide hallways and connections that the agency said would reduce congestion and improve connections for passengers within the station. (Courtesy of Amtrak)

The hire was reported earlier Monday by the Washington Business Journal.

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Jonathan O'Connell has covered land use and development in the Washington area for more than five years.

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