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Posted on: April 30, 2019

[ARCHIVED] COUNCIL CHAIR TODD M. TURNER REAPPOINTED TO WASHINGTON SUBURBAN TRANSIT COMMISSION

WSTC Appointment
Receives Unanimous Council Support

 

The Prince George’s County Council unanimouslyconfirmed the reappointment of Prince George’s County Council Chair Todd M.
Turner (D) – District 4, to the Washington Suburban Transit Commission (WSTC)on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Council Member Turner was appointed to the
Commission by Prince George’s County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks.

 WSTC serves as the bi-county agency thatcoordinates mass transit activities for Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties
in concert with the State of Maryland and the Washington Metropolitan AreaTransit Authority (WMATA).  The Commission also acts as the financial
conduit through which funds flow between the counties, the State of Marylandand WMATA.  

 Council Chair Turner looks forward to serving a
second consecutive term on the WSTC.  

 “I am grateful for the opportunity to serve myCouncil colleagues and the residents of Prince George’s County again as a
member of the WSTC,” said Council Chair Turner. “As Prince George’s County continues to thrive, transportation and
transit in the County and the region present both challenges and opportunities.I will continue the conversation addressing ways we might improve and grow our
transportation systems.” 

 WSTC consists of sevenmembers appointed to three-year terms. The Prince George’s County Executive and
Montgomery County Executive each make two appointments. Annually, the positionof chair alternates between Montgomery and Prince George's counties. Thomas Graham,
a resident of Upper Marlboro, was also appointed to represent Prince George’sCounty as an alternate member of the WSTC Commission and WMATA Board.

 

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