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November 8, 2016 — Elección General de California
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San Francisco Bay Area Rapid TransitCandidato para Director, Distrito 3

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Rebecca Saltzman

Bart Board Director
87,369 votos (55.9%)Winning
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Keeping BART running reliably and sustainably. In the past four years, we more than doubled the percentage of the capital budget spent on system reinvestment, including new train cars, track repairs, and modernized stations.
  • Making it easier for riders to get to BART by transit, biking, and walking. I’ve advocated for increased secure bike parking at stations and investments in pedestrian infrastructure, and I co-chair the BART/AC Transit Interagency Liaison Committee.
  • Making BART affordable for all. I helped pass BART’s affordable housing policy, which mandates that at least 20% of housing at BART developments be affordable, and I will advocate for reduced fares for low income riders in my next term.

Experiencia

Biografía

I was elected to the BART Board on November 6, 2012. I represent District 3, which includes Albany (partial), Berkeley (partial), Oakland (partial), Piedmont, San Leandro (partial), Unincorporated Alameda County (partial), El Cerrito (partial), Lafayette (partial), Moraga, Orinda and Unincorporated Contra Costa County (partial).

I chair the BART Labor Negotiations Review Committee and the Administration Committee, and co-chair the BART-AC Transit Interagency Liaison Committee. I also serve on the Alameda County Transportation Commission, the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority, the BART Environmental/Sustainability Committee, and the BART Strategic Finance Committee.

Before I was elected, I spent years as a public transit and policy advocate, coalition builder, grassroots organizer, and manager with local, state, and national issue-based organizations.

I served as Vice-Chair of the Oakland Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee from 2011-2013, where I advised the City of Oakland on pedestrian and bicycle policy and infrastructure. In 2011, I received the League of Women Voters of Oakland’s Making Democracy Work Award in recognition of my work and commitment to increasing citizen engagement in local government.

I graduated with a BA in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. I live in Oakland with my wife Caitlin, and rely on BART, buses, and walking to get around.

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Filosofía política

As your District 3 BART Director, I have worked tirelessly to move BART in a new direction. For the Bay Area to thrive, its public transportation systems need to be built for the realities of the 21st century. I have had three priorities during my term: fiscal and environmental sustainability, accessibility, and equity. 

Environmental and Financial Sustainability

My top priority has been keeping the BART system running reliably and sustainably. BART’s infrastructure is more than 40 years old. In order to ensure BART’s reliability, I have prioritized BART’s spending on fixing the existing system with a “Fix It First” policy. In the past four years, the BART Board more than doubled the percentage of the capital budget spent on system reinvestment, including new train cars, track repairs, and modernized, cleaner stations.

I have worked on improving BART’s environmental sustainability by championing solar projects at stations and maintenance facilities, energy efficient lighting throughout the system, and transitioning to drought tolerant landscaping. A priority for my second term is for the BART Board to adopt a goal to use 100% renewable energy and a plan to reach this goal.

Getting You to BART

BART must focus on making it easier for riders to get to BART by transit, biking, and walking. I have advocated for and supported increased secure bike parking at stations and investments in pedestrian infrastructure. Several projects are planned for or currently under construction at stations in BART District 3, including an improved pedestrian and bicycle path to the Orinda station, a remodel of the Downtown Berkeley BART plaza and entrances to increase access, and a complete modernization of the El Cerrito Del Norte BART station, including bike and pedestrian improvements.

I co-chair the BART-AC Transit Interagency Liaison Committee, which is focused on making the systems work better for riders who use both BART and AC Transit. Together, BART and AC Transit launched increased weekend late night bus service, which runs when BART must do critical repair work on the system. With the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the agencies recently completed a pilot program to offer increased discounts for riders transferring between the systems, and a priority for my second term will be making these discounts permanent.

I have also strongly supported making BART trains and stations accessible for all and will continue to focus on accessibility in my second term.

Making BART Affordable for All

In my first term, I helped pass BART’s affordable housing policy, which mandates that at least 20% of housing at BART developments be affordable and sets a system-wide goal for 30% affordable housing. In BART District 3, a 100% affordable housing development is under construction at the San Leandro BART station, and I am working with the City of El Cerrito on studying a project at the El Cerrito Plaza station, which will include affordable housing, retail, and potentially a public library.

Recently, the BART Board approved the first BART discount program for college students, at San Francisco State University. I also strongly supported a pilot program to provide free or reduced bus and BART fares to middle and high school students, and I voted for it in my capacity as BART’s representative on the Alameda County Transportation Commission.

In my second term, one of my priorities will be offering reduced BART fares for low income riders. We need to make BART affordable to all.

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