Rebecca Saltzman was first elected to the BART Board on November 6, 2012 and was reelected in 2016 and 2020. 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).
Director Saltzman was elected Vice President of the Board for 2021. She previously served as Vice President of the Board in 2019 and served as President in 2017.
Saltzman chairs the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority and serves on the Alameda Transportation Commission and BART-AC Transit Interagency Liaison Committee.
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 El Cerrito with her wife Caitlin and their daughter, and relies on BART, buses, and walking to get around.