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Recently, we held a live chat with Marcel Acosta, one of the two new federal members of the WMATA Board. Tomorrow, we’ll chat with the other, Mort Downey, the principal (voting) federal member.

Mr. Downey was U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation under President Clinton, Executive Director and CFO of the New York MTA, and is now a transportation consultant.

As a federal representative and someone who doesn’t work for a public agency or elected official, we’re hopeful he has the freedom to speak his mind on WMATA.

Post any questions you’d like to ask Mr. Downey in the comments. We’ll try to get to as many of them as possible during our noon chat tomorrow, Wednesday, March 17th, 2010.


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David Alpert is Founder and President of Greater Greater Washington and Executive Director of DC Sustainable Transportation (DCST). He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle. Unless otherwise noted, opinions in his GGWash posts are his and not the official views of GGWash or DCST.