Ellen Smith has been with BART for 25 years and is BART’s Project Manager for the New Transbay Rail Crossing. BART is partnering with the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) to lead this multi-billion dollar project. Ellen has worked on the SFO Extension and the 10-mile eBART extension from Pittsburg-Bay Point to Antioch. She is a planner with a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from USC.
Rob Padgette has more than 20 years of transportation experience in both the public and private sector. He joined CCJPA in 2018 where he serves as the Deputy Managing Director. Prior to joining CCJPA, Rob worked for the Northeast Corridor Commission where he worked with Amtrak, USDOT, and states along the Corridor to develop a coordinated approach to passenger rail. He also served as APTA’s Policy Director from 2007-2010. Rob holds a Masters in Urban Planning and a Bachelors in Political Science from UNC.
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