Deal was unanimously appointed to replace Arthur Lloyd, who announced his retirement from the Caltrain Board of Directors in March and will sit on the six-person board.
The TJPA is in charge of the development of the transit center in San Francisco, which is slated to one day serve Caltrain's new electrified trains and future high-speed rail service. Construction on the center, located on Mission Street in downtown San Francisco, began in 2011 and is scheduled to be completed by 2017.
"I'm extremely excited about the opportunity to serve on the TJPA," said Deal, who is also a member of the Burlingame City Council. "The Transbay Transit Center Project will one day act as a vital connection point for local, regional and state transportation networks."