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November 6, 2018 — California General Election
Special District

Alameda-Contra Costa Transit DistrictCandidate for Director, Ward 5

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Diane Shaw

Retired Transit Manager
37,520 votes (57.71%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • A Safe, Reliable Service with Flexible increase mobility options for our seniors, youth, disabled, and commuters.
  • Improved School Transportation insure all students have a way to/from school
  • Community-Oriented Transit with Environmentally Sound Strategies to Reduce Emissions and Meet Air Quality Goals



Profession:Retired Transit Manager
Member, Fremont Mobility Task Force — Appointed position (2017–current)
Board of Directors, Fremont Family Resource Center — Appointed position (2017–current)
AC Transit Representative, Alameda County Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee — Appointed position (2014–current)
Manager Information Technology, San Mateo County Transit District (2002–2016)
Manager Information Technology, United Airlines (1978–2001)


Mankato State University BS, Computer Science and Business (1978)

Community Activities

Chairman Community Activities, Fremont Elks #2121 (2016–current)
President, Ponderosa Square Homeowners Association (1984–current)
Friendly Visitor, Life ElderCare (2013–current)
Member, Fremont FRC Community Advisory Group (2016–current)
Member, American Public Transportation Association (2002–current)


Prior to retiring 2 years ago, I worked for a public bus transit organization for 14 years here in the Bay Area.  As an IT Manager I worked in all aspects of bus transportation from finance, operations, planning and scheduling to maintenance of equipment.  I'm also a member of the Fremont Mobility Task Force looking at mobility issues within the City of Fremont and I represent AC Transit on the Alameda County Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee.  I have served on the Dumbarton Express Consortium and Transbay Task Force and was a daily commuter on the DB Express Bus Service.  Prior to my work in public transit, I worked for a major airline here in the Bay Area as an IT Manager for 23 years.  

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Mercury News / East Bay Times

Organizations (5)

  • EVOLVE - Community Organization
  • Green Party of Alameda County
  • Progressive California
  • East Bay Woman's Political Alliance
  • F.U.N. Progressives

Elected Officials (13)

  • Kansen Chu, Assemblymember, 25th District
  • Luis Freitas, Newark City Councilmember
  • Michael Hannon, Vice Mayor of Newark
  • Thomas Blalock, BART Director District 6
  • Vivien Angelica Larsen, Ohlone College Board of Trustees
  • Bill Quirk, Assemblymember, 20th District
  • Al Nagy, Mayor of Newark
  • Carol Dutra-Vernaci, Mayor of Union City
  • Elsa Ortiz, AC Transit Board President
  • Joe Wallace, AC Transit Board Vice-President
  • Chris Peeples, AC Transit Director At-Large
  • Greg Harper, AC Transit Director, Ward 2
  • Jeff Davis, AC Transit Director, Ward 5

Individuals (7)

  • Rocky Fernandez, Former AC Transit Director/District Director Wieckowski Office
  • Tony F. Dutra, CEO, Dutra Land & Consulting Services, Inc.
  • John A. Dutra, Chairman of the Board, Dutra Enterprises, Inc.
  • Shirley Harris, Former San Mateo County Transit District Board of Directors
  • Ed Proctor, Former President/Business Agent ATU Local 1574
  • Mark Green, Former Union City Mayor
  • Suzanne Chan, Former Alameda County Transportation Commission

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

The quality of life in a community is defined by many things: public safety, economic opportunity, decent and affordable housing, cultural diversity, open spaces and public transportation.  The degree to which we improve our public transportation network is the degree to which we enhance all of these elements of our quality of life.  AC Transit is vital to low income residents, to the elderly, the disabled, students, and commuters. I have an absolute commitment to fight for reliable and continuous funding so that we can have a sustainable, dependable and safe bus and paratransit system while insuring affordable fares. AC Transit is an important option for all of us, and the only option for many of us.

Videos (3)

League of Woman Voters Forum — October 31, 2018 LOWV

This is a video done at the LOWV Forum for the AC Transit Director Forum.

Why You Should Vote for Diane Shaw — October 31, 2018 Campaign for Diane Shaw for AC Transit Director Ward 5

A short video explaining why I make the best candidate for the AC Transit Director Ward 5 position.

Diane Shaw for AC Transit Director Ward 5 — October 31, 2018 Campaign for Diane Shaw for AC Transit Ward 5

A short video about the things I would like to accomplish if I am voted to be the next Director for AC Transit.

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