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Posted on: April 30, 2019


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.” 

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



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