Friday, December 28, 2012

BART directors sworn in, president and vice president elected

In San Francisco, Calif., the Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors welcomed two new members and voted to elect Director Tom Radulovich as president and Director Joel Keller as vice president.

Director Rebecca Saltzman, elected by voters in November to represent District 3, was administered the oath of office by Oakland City Councilmember Libby Schaaf. Director Zakhary Mallett, elected to represent District 7, was sworn in by State Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose).

"It's an exciting time to serve on the BART Board and as the newly elected president, I am pleased to welcome Directors Saltzman and Mallett to our dais," said Board President Radulovich. "Both are transit advocates with years of experience connecting the dots between transit, the environment and a healthy regional economy."

Saltzman, who lives in Oakland, Calif.,  is a public transit and policy advocate who also works as a government affairs manager for a statewide environmental organization. Mallett, a Bay Area native residing in El Sobrante, Calif., is a city/transportation planner by profession. A transit advocate for more than ten years, he has participated civically in several transportation study initiatives, while advocating for investments that allow transit to be a viable and competitive alternative to driving.

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