How Can You Support?
Why Am I Running?
As your BART Director, I am committed to representing our communities in District 7, fighting for your needs and values. My priorities include pushing the BART to support progressive public safety reform, financial sustainability, environmental justice, and a community hub policy for all of our stations. BART is not just a transit system, it is a vehicle for economic mobility for our working-class families that depend on it to get around. It is freedom from car dependency. To realize BART's full potential we will need to think creatively of approaching our policies with more than trains in mind.
Victor believes in increasing unarmed staff to increase safety on BART trains and stations. He will advocate to expand the ambassador program and collaborate with our county partners to provide social workers and resources to people in distress and unhoused community members.
The fiscal cliff has shown us the vulnerability of a transit system heavily dependent on fares. Victor will fight to expand revenues through additional amenities and steward our resources by reducing waste. BART can partner with our community members to provide small business opportunities on stations to increase revenue, provide amenities, and improve foot traffic at our stations.
Victor wants to transform BART Stations into community hubs that are integrated completely with their neighborhood. With a change in work habits, BART will need to draw customers for recreation and shopping. Our stations can be hubs of programming and amenities for neighbors and customers from across the Bay Area.