- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 27, 2016

D.C. Council member Jack Evans is to be nominated to become the next chairman of the Metro Board of Directors.

Citing anonymous board sources, The Washington Post reported that Mr. Evans’ selection is “a done deal.” The official nomination is to occur during Thursday’s board meeting.

Mr. Evans, Ward 2 Democrat, currently serves at the District’s liaison on the board, and he has been lobbying for the chairmanship. His path to the nomination was cleared earlier this month, when Jim Corcoran, president of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, bowed out of the race.

Metro’s board determines agency policy and oversees funding, operation and expansion of transit facilities in the District, Maryland and Virginia. The board consists of eight voting and eight alternate directors. Maryland, the District, Virginia and the federal government each appoint two voting and two alternate directors.

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