The biggest question that voters should ask themselves when they are at the polls in November, is which District 3 candidate will bring experience, innovation and fiscally sound judgment to the seat, while improving equity across all of the communities that BART serves?
My priorities will focus on these major issues:
I’ve spent my career, as an engineer, not a politician and I know how to make our transit system better. My background and experience of implementing transit programs that address operational, ridership, regional planning and contracting opportunities for women, minority and small businesses will help guide the agency in meeting it's broad challenges. I will bring experience, innovation and fiscally sound judgment to the seat to support and serve the needs of BART riders.
The BART system’s service requirements are varied with commuters ranging from the daily business community, K-12 schools, bicyclists, tourist, people with limited mobility or English proficiency and the elderly. They all expect the daily operations of BART to be safe, clean and functional - but I believe that we can do more than that.
- Anthony Pegram, District 3 Board Candidate
Anthony Pegram is a licensed civil engineer with an MBA degree and more than forty years of experience delivering design and construction for capital projects. His experience with BART has prepared him to assume the responsibilities and challenges associated with setting policy for a multi-faceted special district. Pegram wants BART to evaluate the potential for transit-oriented development opportunities at the stations where such projects are feasible. He is a proponent of the BART to Livermore Extension and is currently responsible for contract administration efforts for the East Contra Costa Extension from Pittsburg to Antioch and the Oakland International Airport Connector.
Anthony has been married to his wife Philippia for 42 years and has two adult children.