The first BOD was made up of Mayors and Chair person and they got very little done in the first few years that they were all sack. The same thing happen to the 2nd BOD to where members today come and go after they serve they timeframe that are stagger. A few have been asked to stay on for X time while others have left before their time was up for various reasons.I don't see why transit agencies should be represented. Metrolinx should be accountable to people, not other governmental agencies. Maybe mayors should be on the board, or representation elected by each city council weighted by population.
Very rare do you see the members of the BOD question staff or reports real hard in public meetings as most of that takes place behind close doors. The BOD members are selected and approved by the government.