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Maryland Manual, 1977-78
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Michael D. Barnes, Maryland
Preston C. Shannon, Virginia
William R. Stratton, District of Columbia
William H McGilvery, Executive Director
Donald J. Balsley, Jr., General Counsel
1625 1 Street, N. W.,
Washington, D.C. 20006
Telephone: 331-1671
The Washington Metropolitan Area Tran-
sit Commission was established in 1961
for the purpose of regulating transportation
facilities in the District of Columbia metro-
politan area. The Commission was created
by the Washington Metropolitan Area Tran-
sit Regulation Compact, which was drawn
up between Maryland, the District of Colum-
bia, and Virginia. Maryland ratified the
Compact with the adoption of Chapter 613,
Acts of 1959. The Washington Metropoli-
tan Area Transit District, also created by
the Compact, embraces the District of Co-
lumbia, 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 Mayor of the
District of Columbia. Each Commissioner
serves a term coincident with his term of
office on the agency from which he is se-
lected, The Commission selects its own offi-
cers annually.
The Commission has the power to pre-
scribe fares, regulations and practices of
transportation companies and taxicabs in the
Expenses of the Commission are allocated
annually in proportion to the population of
each signatory in the metropolitan area.
Maryland's share is forty-four percent (Code
1957, 1971 Repl. Vol., Art. 41, sees. 257-

Chairman: Henry L. Hein, 1979
Vice Chairman: Melvin R. Kenney, Sr.,
Ex officio members: Louis L. Goldstein,
Comptroller of the Treasury; George R.
Lewis, Secretary, Department of General
Services; Young D Hance, Secretary, De-
partment of Agriculture; John M. Curtis,
Extension Service, University of Maryland.
Appointed members: Raymond E. Nicholas,
Sr., 1978; T. Allen Stradley, 1980; John
J. Davis, 1981; John B. Foard, Jr„ 1981;
2 Vacancies.
J. Gary Lee, Executive Director
Nancy A, Zibron, Administrative Manager
John P. Susie, Market Manager
Administrative Office,
201 West Preston Street,
Baltimore 21201 Telephone: 383-2000
Maryland Wholesale Produce Market,
7460 Conowingo Avenue,
Jessup 20794 Telephone: 799-3880
The Maryland Wholesale Food Center
Authority, originally created as the Greater
Baltimore Consolidated Wholesale Food
Market Authority, by Chapter 145, Acts of
1967, is to establish, operate and maintain
a consolidated food center within the
Greater Baltimore Region. By Chapter 475,
Acts of 1972, the Authority assumed the
liabilities and interim operation of the Bal-
timore Wholesale Produce Market adminis-
tered by the former New Marsh Wholesale
Produce Market Authority. On January 15,
1976, the Baltimore Wholesale Produce
Market facility, by deed, reverted to the
City of Baltimore to be used for purposes
other than a produce market.
The Authority consists of the Comptroller
of the Treasury, the Secretary of the De-
partment of General Services, the Secretary
of the Department of Agriculture, and the
Director of Extension Services of the Uni-
versity of Maryland who serve ex officio,
and eight members appointed to five year
terms by the Governor with the advice and
consent of the Senate. One or more terms

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