Rebecca Saltzman was elected to the BART Board on November 6, 2012. She represents 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).
Saltzman chairs the BART Labor Negotiations Review Committee and the Administration Committee, and she co-chairs the BART-AC Transit Interagency Liaison Committee. She also serves on the Alameda County Transportation Commission, the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority, the BART Environmental/Sustainability Committee, and the BART Strategic Finance Committee.
Before she was elected, Saltzman spent years as a public transit and policy advocate, coalition builder, grassroots organizer, and manager with local, state, and national issue-based organizations.
Saltzman served as Vice-Chair of the Oakland Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee from 2011-2013, 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 Oakland with her wife Caitlin, and relies on BART, buses, and walking to get around.