Hearing on B21-635, WMATA Compact Amendment


Bill 21-635, the “Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Compact Amendment Act of 2016”

Councilmember Jack Evans, Chairman of the Committee on Finance and Revenue, and Chairman Phil Mendelson, Chairman of the Committee of the Whole announce a joint public hearing to be held on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. in Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004.

Bill 21-635, the “Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Compact Amendment Act of 2016”, would amend Title III of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Regulation Compact to clarify that members of the Board of Directors representing the federal government shall be appointed by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, and not the Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration.

The Committees invite the public to testify at the hearing. Those who wish to testify should contact Sarina Loy, Committee Aide, Committee on Finance and Revenue, at (202) 724-8058 or sloy@dccouncil.us, and provide your name, organizational affiliation (if any), and title with the organization by 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Witnesses should bring 15 copies of their written testimony to the hearing. The Committee allows individuals 3 minutes to provide oral testimony in order to permit each witness an opportunity to be heard. Additional written statements are encouraged and will be made part of the official record. Written statements may be submitted by e-mail to sloy@dccouncil.us or mailed to: Council of the District of Columbia, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Suite 114, Washington D.C. 20004. This hearing notice has been revised/abbreviated to reflect a change in date, time and room location.