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Powell looking forward to leading new county Office of Transportation
Powell looking forward to leading new county Office of Transportation

When John Powell Jr. moved to Columbia almost three years ago to oversee the Central Maryland Regional Transit Corp., he thought he had settled into his last job. Then earlier this year, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman came calling with a tempting offer. He needed someone to head the county's new Office of Transportation. Powell accepted. "I certainly think that's going to be my last job," Powell said. Powell, 63, will start work as Howard County's first Office of Transportation administrator on April 23. He will earn $120,827 a year. "I'm excited to work for Ken Ulman; I'm excited to work for the people I've grown to respect while...

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