Summary

                            To provide additional funding for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and improve upon the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Compact, and for other purposes.

Introduced in House
WMATA Improvement Act of 2017

This bill authorizes the Department of Transportation to provide additional
grants for each of FY2018-FY2028 to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit
Authority (WMATA) for financing approved capital and preventive maintenance
projects.

No grants may be provided until:

 * the WMATA Board of Directors certifies that amendments have been made to the
   existing collective bargaining agreement between WMATA and a collective
   bargaining unit allowing WMATA to implement necessary operational changes
   required to provide a high level of service, reliability, and safety as well
   as lower costs through competitive bidding for certain capital improvements;
   and 
 * the WMATA Compact includes amendments requiring WMATA Board members to have a
   primary fiduciary obligation to WMATA, newly appointed Board members to have
   at least one of specified expert qualifications, and the Board to be composed
   of nine voting members, including the CEO of the Transit Authority and two
   appointed by each of the District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland, and the
   Secretary of Transportation.

Congressional consent for the Compact shall be withdrawn if Compact signatories
(the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland) fail to enact such
amendments.



                        

Actions

  • Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.

    Mar 16th, 2017
  • Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.

    Feb 17th, 2017
  • Referred to House Judiciary

    Feb 16th, 2017
  • Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure

    Feb 16th, 2017
  • Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

    Feb 16th, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Feb 16th, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Feb 16th, 2017