FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aug. 16, 2016

CALHOUN RETIRES FROM MARYLAND TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY BOARD


BALTIMORE, MD - After serving more than a decade as a Board Member of the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA), Rev. Dr. William C. Calhoun, Sr., has retired. Rev. Dr. Calhoun served from 1999 - 2005 and most recently was appointed as a Board Member in May 2009.

During his tenure as MDTA Board Member, Rev. Dr. Calhoun helped the agency lead an aggressive plan to preserve the agency's aging toll facilities, enhance customer service and safety, provide financial accountability and ensure the progress of projects including the I-95 Express Toll Lanes and the Intercounty Connector/MD 200. He also served as Chairman of the Capital and Human Resources committees and as liaison to the Maryland Port Administration.

An active civic leader and pastor of the Trinity Baptist Church of Baltimore for more than 40 years, Rev. Dr. Calhoun also is a professor of urban ministry at Baltimore's Ecumenical Institute of Theology at St. Mary's Seminary and University. His other pursuits include serving as a board member of the Central Maryland Ecumenical Council and president of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance. He previously served on boards for the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, Maryland Food Committee, B.U.I.L.D. and the I-83 Interstate Division of Baltimore City Advisory Committee.

Rev. Dr. Calhoun's extensive work as a community activist and his ability to build partnerships were a tremendous benefit to the MDTA's staff and to the citizens of Maryland. The MDTA wishes Rev. Dr. Calhoun a healthy and happy retirement.

The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) finances, owns and operates the state's eight toll facilities. The MDTA's Board Members, appointed by the Governor with consent of the state Senate, serve as the agency's policy-setting and governing body. Maryland's Secretary of Transportation serves as MDTA Chairman.

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