Rep. Rebecca Saltzman: BART Director, chair of the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority and sits on the Alameda Transportation Commission
Rebecca Saltzman has served as BART Director, District 3 since 2012. Saltzman chairs the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority and serves on the Alameda Transportation Commission. Before she was elected, Saltzman spent years as a public transit and environmental policy advocate, coalition builder, organizer, and manager with local, state, and national issue-based organizations. Saltzman previously served as Vice-Chair of the Oakland Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, where she advised the City of Oakland on pedestrian and bicycle policy and infrastructure. In 2011, Saltzman received the League of Women Voters of Oakland’s Making Democracy Work Award in recognition of her work and commitment to increasing citizen engagement in local government. Saltzman graduated with a BA in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in El Cerrito with her wife and daughter, and relies on BART, buses, and walking to get around.