Local Leaders Endorse Changes To Metro Board | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Local Leaders Endorse Changes To Metro Board

Play associated audio

Gov. Martin O'Malley (D-Md.), Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-Va.) and D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray have signed on to a plan to radically change the way Metro governs itself.

Metro's board of directors has received much of the blame for the many problems and setbacks the organization has experienced over the past several years.

Now, O'Mally, McDonnell and Gray have endorsed a broad package of changes to the way the board operates.

Some of the changes, such as reconfiguring the way Metro board members are appointed, would require laws passed in all three legislatures.

But Sean Connaughton, Virginia's secretary of transportation, says other changes could happen right now. For example, Connaughton says McDonnell, O'Malley and Gray want the board to extend the term length of its chairman by the end of the month.

NPR

Not Your Mother's Catholic Frescoes: Radiant Portraits Of Queer People Of Color

Inspired by Mexican religious art, photographer Gabriel Garcia Roman portrays queer people of color as saints and warriors.
NPR

Bugs: Not What's For Dinner — Until They're Tastier, Maybe

A U.K. researcher says the environmental argument for eating bugs isn't working on its own. She says chefs and policymakers must "make insect dishes appeal as food, not just a way to save the planet."
NPR

5 Things You Should Know About George Pataki

For most voters, the name George Pataki might not ring a bell. But he was the last Republican elected to major statewide office in New York in more than 20 years. And he's running for president.
NPR

The Technology Of Books Has Changed, But Bookstores Are Hanging In

The debate over whether digital books are better continues. But in the age of Amazon, the number of independent booksellers is up. The revival is fueled, at least in part, by digital natives.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.