Metro got a glimpse of its future Thursday as four of its incoming board members showed up to attend two board committee meetings.


D.C. Councilman Tommy Wells, D.C. appointee Tom Downs, Arlington County Board member Mary Hynes and former Takoma Park mayor Kathy Porter all showed up even though they won’t be sworn in until Jan. 27.


They don’t yet have a vote – despite Wells’ attempts to politely abstain — however all but Downs sat at the table and spoke out, jumping into the discussion and questioning staffers. 


Additional new members are expected to be named in coming weeks to the 14-person board, which is undergoing a major shift