Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Compact of 1966 gubernatorial review. (HJ617)

Introduced By

Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill) with support from co-patrons Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), and Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Compact of 1966 gubernatorial review. Requests the Governor to review the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Compact of 1966 and enter into discussions with his counterparts in the District of Columbia and Maryland to identify possible improvements to the agreement, particularly with regard to the governance, financing, and operation of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Read the Bill »


02/14/2017: Passed the Senate


01/08/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102277D
01/08/2017Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/24/2017Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #3
01/26/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N)
01/31/2017Reported from Transportation (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Taken up
02/02/2017Engrossed by House
02/02/2017Agreed to by House BLOCK VOTE (91-Y 1-N)
02/02/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE ADOPTION (91-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2017Reading waived
02/03/2017Referred to Committee on Rules
02/10/2017Reported from Rules
02/13/2017Reading waived (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2017Read third time
02/14/2017Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
02/15/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ617ER)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.


frank papcin writes:

the only reason a review is requested is for funding because there isn't enough money the way it's funded now
even with the taxes already imposed on the localities it operates in.
all due to the constant consolidation of so many jobs in the D.C. area.
the unwillingness of the workers to live in high rise apartments.that developers want to lease out.
politicians are creating the problems, for donations from developers
developers are benefiting from the consolidation, by having taxpayers pay for the lerases
the worker is being forced to chose
their jobs-- or the way of life they lead.
commuting, being punished with high & higher tolls or taxes to pay for mass transit,
needed to transport people to & from work.
then the problems servicing them---look at the sewage problems Alexandra has
the Potomac River has, the people down river from them, that no one talks about