Who Runs the MWAA?

Giving credit where credit is due: The Washington Post is exploring the ramifications of the Kaine administration’s decision to put the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority in charge of toll roads and Metro rail for Northern Virginia’s 23-mile high-tech corridor. Steven Ginsberg filed this story describing the board that runs the MWAA.

Who will have the greatest say over the building of transportation infrastructure for Virginia’s 23-mile, high-tech corridor? A group of 13 men and women described as a “select mix of locals and out-of-towners, corporate executives and former politicians, transportation experts and real estate developers. … Five members are appointed by the governor of Virginia; two by the governor of Maryland; three by the mayor of the District; and three by the U.S. president. “

Will the MWAA board be accountable to the public? Ginsberg quotes Robert Clarke Brown, an adviser to the federal Transportation Department who lives near Cleveland and was appointed by former president Bill Clinton: “We are all a politically appointed board and each of us is accountable to our appointing authority. We’re very transparent in our operations.”


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