There's much to see here. So, take your time and learn about me.
From the case study "Trains are Coming--the Story of e-BART." Sitting in the brand new DMU train for e-BART in 2018. A DMU is a lightweight, self-propelled vehicle serving BART’s 10-mile extension to Antioch.
In 1987 I visited Noceto, Italy to sign the Preliminary Protocol establishing a Sister City. Here Mayor Francesco Barocelli looks on. Since the establishment of the Youth Ambassador Program, the Sister City organization is flourishing. Ten eighth-graders are selected to go to Noceto and another ten to our second Sister City in Siofok, Hungary for a week’s home stay. See details in the chapter titled “Understanding Across Cultures: Developing Sister City Programs.”
The grand opening of The Waymark apartments in June 2023, a transit village at the Walnut Creek BART Station. I’m on the rooftop deck overlooking downtown Walnut Creek with developers Frank Arthur and John Hyjer. As the BART Director representing the station, I worked with them, BART staff and the City of Walnut Creek to facilitate approvals for Phase One—358 apartment units . See “One Stop Living: Creating a Transit Village” about an earlier transit village at the Pleasant Hill BART Station.
From the case study "Resolving Suburban/Urban Conflicts." Beginning in 2017, BART began replacing its 40-year-old fleet with new Fleet of the Future train cars. The cars have a digital screen with the BART system map and next stop information.
From the case study "Resolving Suburban/Urban Conflicts." As Chair of the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Agency, I visited the Sacramento Siemans’ manufacturing plant to view the new Charger locomotive. The locomotive includes state-of-art technology and environmental components and meets 100% Buy America requirements. Capitol Corridor passenger trains serve a 168-mile route at 17 stations between San Jose in the San Francisco Bay Area and Auburn in the Sierra foothills. Accompanying me were Lucas Frerichs, Vice-Chair, and David Kutrosky, Managing Director of the CCJPA.
Riding the Capitol Corridor train back from a meeting in November 2016. I’m holding a model locomotive commemorating my 12 years on the Board of Directors of the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Agency.