By Nicholas Josefowitz, originally published in the San Francisco Examiner on March 29th, 2016 When BART was built in the late 1960s, it was theread more
By Andrew McGall OAKLAND — Where BART riders now see plain gray walls and expanses of concrete, artists see a canvas waiting for inspiration,read more
By Nick Josefowitz for the San Francisco Examiner If you had a few billion dollars to spend on transportation, where would you spend it?read more
San Francisco may be a world-class city, but its public transportation system is showing its age — especially after dark.read more
This month we interviewed BART Board member Nick Josefowitz. Director Josefowitz represents District 8, which includes portions of San Francisco.read more
BART riders suffering through overcrowded trains may see some small relief in coming months, as the agency’s newest budget may add up to 30 trains at peak hours.read more
San Francisco State University officials want to provide students with discounted transit passes by fall 2018, but they might come even sooner than that.read more
Bart & The 8th District
Nick lives in Pacific Heights with his wife, Tali, whom he met in college. Together they are raising their twin boys, Ben & Alec, and spend much of their weekends chasing after them at Alta Plaza Park playground. Nick is running for Supervisor to ensure that our neighborhoods continue to be great places to raise our families.
Nick has a proven track record of going beyond good intentions and delivering real results. After graduating from Harvard in 2005, he founded and ran a successful solar energy development company. He was elected to the BART Board in 2014, and used his entrepreneurial mindset and private sector experience to help put BART back on track. His greatest success was bringing a new data-driven culture to the agency and leading the effort to pass a first-in-the-nation $3.5bn fix-it-first infrastructure bond.
In addition to his BART service, Nick also serves on the Board of Directors of Capital Corridor and on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) where he is working on reducing highway congestion and eliminating deaths and serious injuries from our roads across the region. Nick is also on the Oversight Committee for the City’s Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure. Previously he served on the San Francisco Environment Commission where he laid the groundwork for San Francisco legislation requiring solar panels on every new building. He also currently serves on the Executive Board of SPUR, and the boards of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), Generation Citizen Bay Area, and the California League of Conservation Voters. Previously, he served on the Harvard Kennedy School Dean’s Council.
While serving on the Board, Nick has led efforts to rebuild BART from the ground up by passing a first-in-the-country $3.5bn infrastructure state-of-good-repair bond. These funds will keep BART safe and reliable by replacing over 90 miles of broken track, updating an out-dated train control system and fixing important infrastructure that will allow BART to increase capacity, run trains faster together, reduce crowding, keep cars off the road and protect our environment. He’s also worked on massively increasing housing development around our stations, including building more affordable housing, by passing an aggressive new transit oriented development policy and staffing up that department. Nick worked on making it easier and safer for folks to get to BART stations (especially walking and biking), by passing one of the most ambitious station access policies in the country and creating key new positions to execute the policy. Nick also helped BART set a target of being the first transit agency in the country to be powered by 100% renewable energy, passed a new sustainability policy and created the position for BART’s first sustainability director, drove the passage of BART’s first art program to improve rider experience and created a position to drive the arts program, divested BART from coal, and passed BART’s first open data policy.
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