Members of the Washington region’s congressional delegation are asking the Metro Board to reconsider its plan to disband the Riders' Advisory Council, the only direct rider liaison for the panel.

In a letter signed by the delegation’s Democrats, the officials say killing the RAC would set Metro back and a deal a blow to transparency for an agency trying to win back riders. The board is scheduled to vote on the plan at its Thursday meeting.

The letter was signed by Reps. Anthony G. Brown (Md.), Steny H. Hoyer (Md.), Gerald E. Connolly (Va.), Donald S. Beyer Jr. (Va), Jamie Raskin (Md) and John K. Delaney (D-Md.), along with D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D).

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