(Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

BART Board chooses new President, VP for upcoming year

Following the election in November of new board members, the BART Board of Directors today chose its new president and vice president for the upcoming year.

The board chose Rebecca Saltzman to serve as president and Robert Raburn to serve as vice president.

Saltzman has represented District 3, which includes parts of Oakland, Berkeley, Orinda, Lafayette and other areas in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, since 2012.

“We have a tremendous amount of activity to look forward to in 2017,” she said in a statement. “BART will put the first new train cars into service, issue the first portion of the recently approved bond, work on transit-oriented development, and continue improving stations and access.”

Since 2010, Raburn has served as director of District 4, which includes parts of Oakland, San Leandro and Alameda.

He said BART “must focus on our passengers while delivering new cars, rebuilding BART, and creating new cars and housing at our stations.”BARTBART board

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