BART board member Rebecca Saltzman received’t search re-election to her place and can step down when her time period expires in 2024.
Saltzman introduced her resolution Wednesday by way of X, the social media website previously referred to as Twitter. Within the assertion, she cited the workload mixed together with her household life as two of the primary causes for her resolution. She first was elected to a BART Board of Administrators seat in 2012 and represents District 3, which spans the East Bay from San Leandro to El Cerrito.
“Since I used to be elected in 2012, I’ve held a close to full-time job whereas serving on the BART Board and it’s been difficult,” she wrote. “My spouse and I had a child in 2019 and balancing being a mother with two different jobs has felt close to inconceivable at instances.”
Saltzman is also the director at Bike East Bay, a non-profit group that promotes bicycling as the first option to get round for work and recreation in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. She mentioned she is going to proceed working there.
Her time period as BART’s director ends on Dec. 1, 2024.
At BART, Saltzman mentioned she navigated the “most difficult time in its historical past” and one which “faces a monetary cliff in fiscal yr 2027.” She mentioned she had deliberate to step down in 2020 however that the outbreak of COVID-19 and the disaster through which BART discovered itself prompted her to postpone the choice.
“BART is rising from the pandemic as a extra revolutionary company that’s extra attentive to its riders,” Saltzman mentioned. “We’re specializing in riders, operating all new trains and rising cleansing on trains and in stations.”
She mentioned she plans to stroll the precincts subsequent yr and name voters to assist the 2026 funding measure for the transit system.