I want to be your BART Director.
My name is Janice Li (李正元). I am running for BART Board, District 8. My vision for BART is simple: A safe, reliable transit system that puts people first. That’s why my top three issues are safety, fiscal responsibility, and affordability.
I was born in Hong Kong and moved to the United States at a young age. I grew up in Buffalo, New York and went to college at New York University. After graduating, I moved back to Buffalo where I worked for People United for Sustainable Housing, a community-based nonprofit that develops affordable housing and develops neighborhood leaders that gain community control over local development and planning.
I now live in the Outer Sunset, just blocks from Ocean Beach. Moving to San Francisco was a way to connect with my roots, but it was also a desire for me to find community as a queer woman of color.
I’m currently the Advocacy Director at the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, where I lead organizing and policy work for one of the city’s largest membership-based advocacy organizations. I’ve won countless of campaigns for better bike infrastructure, more funding for transit and policies that encourage sustainable transportation.
Having served on the City’s Transportation Task Force 2045 to create a transportation investment plan over the next two decades, I have an intimate knowledge of how we fund transportation. I also serve as co-chair for the Port of San Francisco’s Waterfront Working Group, where I led a 33-member advisory committee to develop over 100+ policy recommendations on land use, transportation and resilience that were approved by the Port Commission in August.
I would be honored to serve as your BART Director. A vote for Janice is a vote for a smart BART.