Who we are and what we do
Seamless Bay Area is a not-for-profit project whose mission is to transform the Bay Area’s fragmented and inconvenient public transit into a world-class, unified, equitable, and widely-used system by building a diverse movement for change and promoting policy reforms.
To get there, we are:
Articulating a clear vision
Raising public awareness & grassroots support; building coalitions
Changing professional culture
Advancing legislative reforms
Conducting tactical advocacy
Seamless Bay Area was established in May 2017. We are not officially affiliated with any transit agency, company or organization.
Our board meets monthly, and we also hold ~quarterly happy hours/general meetings. For our general gatherings, we welcome anyone interested in contributing energy and expertise as we work towards unifying the Bay Area's transportation governance.
Ian Griffiths is Seamless Bay Area's Policy Director. He has worked as an urban and transportation planner for the past 12 years in both the private and public sectors, previously with AECOM, Perkins+Will, and Metrolinx in Toronto. He worked at BART from 2015-2019 where he led long-range station planning projects and oversaw the development BART's Station Experience Design Guidelines. Email Ian.
Courtney is co-leading engagement efforts for Seamless Bay Area. An architect by training, she has a professional background in urban design, communications & engagement, and active transportation planning. She regularly collaborates on design exhibitions, installations, and publications that challenge how we engage with, understand or question the processes that design our lives.
Beaudry is co-leading Seamless Bay Area's vision and strategy efforts, as well as working to ensure the organization has a stable and sustainable structure. He has a background in urban & regional planning, and civil & environmental engineering, and is passionate about delivering a better customer experience for riders of mass transit.
Adina is co-leading Seamless Bay Area's policy and advocacy initiatives. She is executive director of Friends of Caltrain, a nonprofit organization which supports successful modernization of Caltrain in the context of integrated system of sustainable transportation. She contributes to a variety of local and regional advisory bodies on transportation and connections between transportation and land use. She is a serial entrepreneur with a background for-profit and nonprofit ventures.
Sara works on strategy, policy development and organizational operations for Seamless Bay Area; she has a background in urban & regional planning and co-authored the 2015 SPUR report “Seamless Transit: How to make Bay Area public transit function like one rational, easy-to-use system”. Sara is passionate about improving the transit rider customer experience in the Bay Area.
Julia is co-leading engagement efforts for Seamless Bay Area, focusing on marketing, outreach, and social media. Her background spans real estate, transportation, and urban policy work, and her mission is to advance equity & inclusion through stronger transit systems.