Feb 20, 2020
Debora Allen, BART Board of Directors
Update on BART

My name is Debora Allen and I am an elected member of the BART Board of Directors, representing District 1 in Contra Costa County. I take pride in being the voice of the suburban transit rider -- commuter advocate focused on improving both the BART rider experience and working conditions for BART employees. I am also intent on bringing fiscal stability to BART, while prioritizing infrastructure improvements needed to attract new riders and support 21st Century growth. 

Since my 2016 election, I've met with hundreds of BART riders and workers, in addition to countless police officers, firefighters, community service organizations, and elected leaders to ensure I represent ALL BART stakeholders. 

I am a politically independent, experienced and thoughtful leader focused on the transit system BART was designed to be.  Representing central Contra Costa, I bring over 25 years of experience in fiscal management, construction operations, public pensions and decision analysis to the office, and I am working hard for the benefit of our riders, our workers, our community and our taxpayers.