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Friday, December 16, 2011

BART names new board president and vice president

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Retired Oakland Fire Department Battalion Fire Chief John McPartland is the new Bay Area Rapid Transit Board president, an opportunity he says he's fired up about as he aims to tackle challenges ranging from earthquake safety to extensions of BART service.

McPartland thanked outgoing President Bob Franklin for "setting a high water mark in transparency and responsiveness to the public and press."

Among McPartland's goals are re-investment in BART's core system and its Fleet of the Future, extending BART service (including the BART to Livermore extension) and offering greater support for active duty military personnel and veterans.

The board also unanimously elected Director Tom Radulovich as the Board Vice President.

Radulovich was first elected to the BART Board of Directors in November 1996. Radulovich represents the 9th District in San Francisco.

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