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Maryland Manual, 1977-78
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Washington College is a liberal arts and

into by and between the State of Maryland,

sciences and co-educational college estab-

the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Dis-

lished in 1782. The Board of Visitors and

trict of Columbia with the consent of Con-

Governors consists of 37 members, of whom

gress. Maryland ratified the Compact by

twelve are appointed by the Governor, one

Chapter 869, Acts of 1965.

from each of the counties on the Eastern

The Authority was created to plan, fi-

Shore and three at large. Twelve members
are elected by the alumni of the College and

nance, and develop a regional rapid transit
system for the national capital region. By

twelve are selected by the Board itself. The

acts of the Congress and the General As-

37th member is the President of the College,

semblies of Maryland and Virginia, this

who is elected by the Board. All terms are

purpose was enlarged to include the owner-

for six years (Chapter 121, Acts of 1922).

ship and operation of all mass transit bus


facilities in the Washington region. All of
these bus facilities were acquired by Feb-
ruary 4, 1973 (Chapter 776, Acts of 1971).


Legislation was passed by the United States

Chairman: Sterling Tucker,

Congress and signed by the President on

District of Columbia

June 4, 1976 (PL 94-306) to approve a

First Vice Chairman: Francis W. White,

compact amendment passed by the Mary-
land and Virginia General Assemblies in


Second Vice Chairman: Joseph S. Wholey,

1974 (Maryland, Chapter 586 of the Acts
of 1974); (Virginia, Chapter 576 of the


Acts of 1974) which authorizes the

Walter E. Washington, District of Columbia

WMATA to establish and maintain a regu-

Cleatus E. Barnett, Maryland

lar police force for the protection of the

Joseph Alexander, Virginia

patrons, personnel, and property of the

District of Columbia Alternates: Rev. James


E. Coates and Rev. Jerry A. Moore, Jr.

The Authority is controlled by a six-

Maryland Alternates: Carlton R. Sickles and

member Board of Directors (and six Alter-

Norman L. Christeller,

nate Directors). Two each are appointed by

Virginia Alternates: John P. Shacochis and
Frank E. Mann.

the three signatories to the Compact. The
Maryland members are appointed by the

Washington Suburban Transit Commission.

Theodore C. Lutz, General Manager

The Virginia members are appointed by


the Northern Virginia Transportation Com-

Warren D Quenstedt, Deputy General

mission and the District of Columbia mem-


bers are appointed by the District of Colum-

William A. Boleyn, Executive Officer and

bia City Council. The Board members and


Alternates serve terms commensurate with

Delmer Ison, Secretary-Treasurer

their service as members of their appointing

John R. Kennedy, General Counsel


Roy T. Dodge, Chief of Design and

The chief administrative officer is the
General Manager, who is responsible for

Ralph Wood, Chief of Operations and

all activities of the Authority, subject to
policy direction by the Board (Code 1957,


1971 Repl. Vol., 1975 Supp., Art. 41, sees.

600 - 5th Street, N.W„


Washington, D.C 20001

Staff: 1975, 5700; 1976, 5962*;

Telephone: 637-1234

1977, 5857*.

The Washington Metropolitan Area

"These are the numbers of personnel budgeted,

Transit Authority is a governmental agency

All of these positions will not be filled as a result

created by an Interstate Compact entered

of Board action.

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