Hanover to Gain Seat on Richmond Metropolitan Authority

House Bill to add Hanover to RMA Board Membership House Bill 544, passed by the House of Delegates today by a vote of 55-42, adds Hanover County to the membership of the Richmond Metropolitan Authority Board. The bill gives Hanover County one seat on the Board.

The Richmond Metropolitan Authority was created to alleviate highway congestion, promote highway safety and construction, and improve the services of toll and free highways in the greater Richmond area. The Board has broad authorities to own property and land for its purposes, including parking garages or any land for highway development.

"This proposal adds additional representation for Hanover County on the Richmond Metropolitan Authority Board. It is important for Hanover to have a seat at the table because we are becoming a much more active part of this dynamic Richmond Capital Region," Peace said.