McDonnell wants state law to give him the right to appoint one of Virginia’s voting members to the WMATA board. But he hasn’t shown that he’ll act in the best interests of the region if he gets the power.
He basically sat out the Congressional budget continuing resolution, where severe cuts to WMATA were being discussed. For three weeks, he dithered and equivocated on whether he would ask Congressional Republicans to keep the needed capital funding for repairs, while almost every other Northern Virginia official stood up for the funding.
[Continue reading David Alpert’s post at Greater Greater Washington.]
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