OAKLAND -- Newly elected BART Directors Rebecca Saltzman of Oakland and Zakhary Mallett of El Sobrante were sworn into office Thursday, putting two new faces on the nine-member rapid transit board.

Saltzman, government affairs manager for the California League of Conservation Voters, won the November election to represent BART District 3 in parts of Alameda and Contra Costa counties

Mallett, 25, who recently finished a master's degree in urban planning at UC Berkeley, defeated incumbent Lynette Sweet of San Francisco in District 7. It includes parts of western Alameda and Contra Costa counties, and part of San Francisco.

BART Director Tom Radulovich of San Francisco was selected to serve as board president for a year. Director Joel Keller of Brentwood was elected by the board to serve as it vice president.

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