D.C. Council Weighs Changes To MWAA Board | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Morning Edition

Filed Under:

D.C. Council Weighs Changes To MWAA Board

Play associated audio

The D.C. Council is considering changes recommended by Congress to the board that oversees the airports serving Washington.

The proposed changes would give D.C. another seat on the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority board and give Virginia two new members.

The D.C. Council holds a hearing on the bill today; it will also consider Mayor Vincent Gray's nomination of Barbara Lang to the airports board. Lang is president of the D.C. Chamber of Commerce.

The board, which oversees Reagan National and Dulles International airports, was heavily criticized by federal, state and local officials after a fed audit detailed lavish spending by its members and contracts that were awarded without competition.

NPR

Do Touch The Artwork At Prado's Exhibit For The Blind

The renowned Spanish museum has made 3-D copies of some of its most iconic works to allow blind people to feel them.
NPR

Game For Ancient Grain: Palestinians Find Freekeh Again

The young, roasted form of wheat has been eaten in the Middle East for millennia. But over time many Palestinians replaced it with rice. Now it's becoming a nutritious, native food worthy of pride.
NPR

Just How Big Is The Asia Trade Deal Obama Wants? It's A Beast

The 12 countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership President Obama wants to get done account for almost 36 percent of world's economy, which would be by far the largest U.S. trade pact.
WAMU 88.5

New Transit App 'Split' Pushes User To Share The Backseat

A new entrant into the growing world of on-demand transportation apps in the District uses sustainability as its pitch — with users sharing the ride with others going the same direction.

Leave a Comment

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