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Chairman: Brig.-Gen. Frederick J. Clarke, District of Columbia
Vice Chairman: Albert L. Sklar, Maryland
H. Lester Hooker, Virginia
Delmer Ison, Executive Director
Russell W. Cunningham, General Counsel
Melvin E. Lewis, Chief Accountant
Charles W. Overhouse, Chief Engineer

722 Jackson Place, N.W., Washington 6, D. C.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Commission was es-
tablished in 1961 for the purpose of regulating transportation fa-
cilities in the District of Columbia metropolitan area. The Commission
is the result of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Regula-
tion Compact which was drawn up between Maryland, the Dis-
trict of Columbia, and Virginia. Maryland ratified the Compact with
the adoption of Chapter 613, Acts of 1959. The Washington Metro-
politan Area Transit District, also created by the Compact, embraces
the District of Columbia, the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church
and Arlington and Fairfax Counties in Virginia, and Montgomery
and Prince George's Counties in Maryland.

The Commission is composed of three members. One member is
appointed by the Governor of Maryland, one by the Governor of
Virginia, and one by the Board of Commissioners of the District of
Columbia. Each Commissioner serves a term coincident with his term
of office on the agency from which he is selected. Maryland is at
present represented by the Chairman of the Public Service Commis-
sion. The Commission selects its own officers annually.

The Commission regulates and plans for mass transit by a single
agency in the District of Columbia metropolitan area. It has the
power to prescribe fares, regulations and practices of transportation
companies and taxicabs in the area.

Traffic and Highway Board
Members from Maryland

John. B. Funk, Chairman-Director, Maryland State Roads Com-
mission; Joseph C. Kordella, Director, Public Works, Montgom-
ery County; (George N. Lewis, Jr., Chief, Bureau of Traffic, Mary-
land State Roads Commission; Mason A. Butcher, County Man-
ager, Montgomery County; Earl C. Williams, Chief, Traffic Engi-
neering Division, Montgomery County Department of Public
Works; William R. McCoy, Jr., Traffic Engineer, Prince George's
County; Jesse Baggett, County Commissioner, Prince George's

The Traffic and Highway Board of the Commission was also es-
tablished by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Regulation
Compact to regulate and plan for mass transit by a single agency
in the Washington metropolitan area. The Board consists of the
Chairman-Director of the State Roads Commission and the heads of
traffic and highway departments of each of the representatives of the
planning agencies.

Expenses of the Commission are allocated annually in proportion
to the population of each signatory in the metropolitan area. Mary-
land's share is thirty-five percent (Code 1957, Art. 41, sees. 257-307).

Appropriations 1961 1962
General Funds .......................................... $26,250 $52,600


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