Board of Trade engages regional transit leaders at DMVMoves

The DMVMoves Task Force, recently established by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), held a direction-setting meeting on Monday, June 10.

Board of Trade President & CEO Jack McDougle, who serves as chair of the initiative’s Community Advisory Committee, spoke at the meeting and engaged regional leaders across D.C., Maryland, and Virginia about the importance of connectivity through efficient transportation.

The DMVMoves initiative by MWCOG and WMATA has set forth a critically needed and important task force charged with finding sustainable funding solutions for public transportation in the Greater Washington region.

“We need a best-in-class, fully integrated regional public transit system to remain globally competitive and meet the current and future needs of our residents and communities,” Jack McDougle said. “We are excited to see regional stakeholders joining in a serious effort (DMVMoves) to develop and implement the strategies needed to meet these aspirations. This is a historic opportunity to ensure the long-term viability of our critical transit assets, and it’s up to us to get the job done.”

DMVMoves allows government and community stakeholders to work together to improve funding and planning for the region’s Metro transit system. Metro’s recent funding shortfall has been resolved, but overall, long-term funding solutions for Metro are vital.

Learn more about how DMVMoves is helping drive efficient and reliable regional transportation here: