Rebecca Saltzman was first elected to the BART Board on November 6, 2012. Director Saltzman 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 co-chairs the BART-AC Transit Interagency Liaison Committee, and is the vice-chair of the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority. She also serves on the Alameda County Transportation Commission.
Before she was elected, Director Saltzman spent years as a public transit and 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 Oakland with her wife Caitlin, and relies on BART, buses, and walking to get around.