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Councilman Allen Named Vice Chair of Regional Transportation Board

by Sean Meehan — December 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm 2 Comments

Councilman Charles Allen of Ward 6Ward 6 District Councilman Charles Allen was named the Second Vice Chair of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board, an organization that fosters cooperation between the District and its suburbs on transportation issues.

In 2016, Allen will work with incoming Chairman Timothy Lovain of Alexandria and First Vice Chairman Bridget Newton of Rockville to vet planned transportation projects across the region.

The TPB puts together transportation plans that must be approved by the federal government before those plans can be funded with federal money, according to the organization’s website.

Allen, Lovain and Newton were named the TPB officers for 2016 at a board meeting earlier today.

Allen said on Twitter that he is excited for the opportunity to advocate for the transportation needs of District residents in the new position.

  • Pierre Mulberry

    Really? The guy whose home district features the still-not-functioning and way-way-over-budget H street trolley that has been burning through our tax dollars for years? The H street trolley that never should have been built because it services only one relatively short street with plenty of bus lines?

    Good luck, regional transportation.

  • Mallygut

    Congrats to Charles Allen. He’s a talented and dedicated Councilmember and I’m pleased he’ll be able to advocate in this role.

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