The SamTrans Board of Directors named South San Francisco Councilmember Karyl Matsumoto as the new chairperson of the board to lead them through 2020 at its first meeting of the New Year.
Director Matsumoto, who represents the Northern Judicial Cities on the Board, was elected by her colleagues to this position after serving as vice chair last year. Director Peter Ratto, one of the public members, was elected as vice chair.
The SamTrans board consists of nine members: three members who are appointed by the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, two of whom are members of the Board of Supervisors and one who possesses expertise in the field of transportation; three members appointed by the City Selection Committee, who are council members representing the northern, central and southern portions of the county; and three public members, one of whom must be a coastside resident. Board members terms are four years.
For additional information about board members, visit http://www.samtrans.com/about/boardofdirectors.html.
About SamTrans: SamTrans operates 70 routes throughout San Mateo County. Funded in part by a half-cent sales tax, the San Mateo County Transit District also provides administrative support for Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. SamTrans has provided bus service to San Mateo County customers since 1976.
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