About the Board

The TJPA Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from the City and County of San Francisco, including the Office of the Mayor, the SF Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and the Board of Supervisors; the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit); the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board-Caltrain, composed of the City and County of San Francisco, the San Mateo County Transit District, and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority; the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA); and, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

Regular Board meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 9:30 am in San Francisco City Hall Room 416, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102.

All Board meetings are open to the public and are generally televised live on SFGovTV2, cable channel 78.  Live broadcasts can also be viewed online at sfgovtv.org or by clicking on the direct link here. SFGovTV archives include a recording of each meeting, an agenda with links to the specific portion of the meeting, a file containing all closed captions for the deaf from the meeting and an MP3 recording of the meeting. Please check the Meetings page of our website for agendas, minutes, and notice of any cancellations, room changes, or special meetings.

If you would like to provide a public comment via email, please send to info@tjpa.org. Please indicate in your email the agenda item to which your comment applies.

Board of Directors

Jeff Gee, Chair
Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board Representative

Jeff Gee was appointed to the TJPA Board by the Joint Powers Board (Caltrain) in December 2015.  He has represented the City of Redwood City, and San Mateo County by serving on several regional public agency committees and boards, including his appointments as a Director and Past-Chairman of the San Mateo County Transportation District (SamTrans) Board of Directors; a Director on the Joint Powers Board (JPB) which oversees Caltrain, Past-Chairman of the San Francisco Airport Community Roundtable; and Past-Chairman of Commute.org, San Mateo County’s transportation demand management organization.

Jeff served two terms on the Redwood City Council.  He was elected to his first term in 2009, served as Redwood City’s Mayor in 2014 and 2015, and served as Vice Mayor in 2012 and 2013.





Rafael Mandelman
Vice Chair
San Francisco Board of Supervisors Representative
See here for bio.



Elaine Forbes
Office of the San Francisco Mayor Representative

Elaine Forbes leads the Port to responsibly manage the waterfront as the gateway to a world-class city and advances environmentally and financially sustainable maritime, recreational, and economic opportunities to serve the City, Bay Area region, and California.

At the recommendation of the Port Commission, Mayor Edwin Lee appointed Elaine Forbes Executive Director of the Port on October 12, 2016. Elaine is one of 12 women Port Directors in the United States.  Before her appointment as Executive Director, she served as Deputy Director for Finance and Administration for the Port for six years.

Prior to joining the Port, Elaine held executive management and leadership positions at both the San Francisco Planning Department and the San Francisco International Airport. She also worked for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Budget Analyst’s Office providing fiscal and policy analysis and evaluating and reporting on complex municipal issues.

Before beginning her tenure with the City and County of San Francisco in 2000, she worked as a redevelopment agency planner for the City of Oakland. She also has worked for several non-profit land use policy and economic development organizations including the Urban Strategies Council and the California Budget Project.

Elaine holds a Master’s degree with honors from the University of California, Los Angeles in Community and Economic Development, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Mills College in Oakland. She is also a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. She was born in San Francisco and resides in the Castro neighborhood with her partner.

Alicia John-Baptiste
San Francisco Board of Supervisors Representative

Alicia John-Baptiste is the president and CEO of SPUR. She is responsible for defining the overall vision and strategy for the organization. Alicia served for three years as SPUR’s deputy director, overseeing policy and strategic initiatives and running the organization day to day. Prior to joining SPUR, she held senior public administration and public policy roles for the City and County of San Francisco, including chief of staff positions at both the San Francisco Planning Department and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.

She holds a Masters degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University.





Boris Lipkin 
California High Speed Rail Authority Representative

Boris Lipkin was appointed Northern California Regional Director for the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) by Governor Edmund G. Brown in the summer of 2018. As the Northern California Regional Director, Boris is leading the planning and delivery of the high-speed rail program in the Northern California region. In this capacity, Boris has also been appointed as the Authority’s representative on the Transbay Joint Powers Authority Board of Directors.

Boris previously served in several roles with the high-speed rail program since 2011. Before being appointed as Northern California Regional Director, Boris had served as Deputy Director of Strategic Planning where he led the Strategic Initiatives Office. In that role, Boris worked to develop the Authority’s business plans and led efforts to gain access to more than $3 billion in state bond funds for Caltrain’s Electrification Project and high-speed rail construction in the Central Valley. Prior to joining the Authority, Boris was a Consultant with the Strategic Consulting practice at Parsons Brinckerhoff (now WSP) where he helped clients resolve complex funding, policy, commercial, and strategic challenges.


Diane Shaw
AC Transit Representative

Diane Shaw was appointed to the TJPA Board to represent the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) in 2021 and currently represents the Cities of Fremont, Newark and a portion of Hayward on the AC Transit Board of Directors.

Ms. Shaw is a retired Information Technology Manager for the San Mateo County Transit District where she collaborated with both SamTrans and Caltrain on various projects and programs. She is a life-long user of public transit, regularly riding the Dumbarton Express bus from Fremont/Newark to San Carlos. She is a member of the American Public Transportation Association, California Transit Association and various transit committees focused on accessibility and inter-agency collaboration.

Ms. Shaw received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Computer Science from Minnesota State University, Mankato and brings to her new role on the Board a wealth of knowledge in the transportation field and public service.




Jeffrey Tumlin
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Representative
See here for bio


Dina El-Tawansy (ex-officio)
State Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Representative
Bio Coming Soon


Alternate Directors:
Bruce Armistead for California High-Speed Rail Authority
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority,
Tilly Chang for San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Elsa Ortiz for AC Transit

Board Policies

Policy No. Board Policy Category Date Approved or
Last Amended
001 Procurement Financial Matters 2/11/2021
002 Protest Financial Matters 1/3/2012
003 Budget Financial Matters 11/9/2017
004 Equal Employment Opportunity / Non-Discrimination Workplace Matters 9/16/2004
005 Drug Free Workplace Workplace Matters 9/16/2004
006 Credit Card Financial Matters 12/16/2004
007 Internal Accounting Control Financial Matters 4/8/2005
008 Travel, Conference and Business Expense Financial Matters 11/17/2005
009 Investment Financial Matters 5/13/2021
010 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Plan Financial Matters 9/13/2012
011 Labor Representation Workplace Matters 7/20/2006
012 Reserve Financial Matters 3/12/2020
013 Authorities Relating to Administration of Real Property Real Estate 3/20/2008
014 Capitalization Policy for Capital Assets Financial Matters 11/9/2017
015 Small Business Enterprise Program Plan Financial Matters 9/13/2012
016 Advertising Financial Matters 5/10/18
017 Debt Management Financial Matters 12/10/2020
018 Retail Leasing Real Estate 10/12/17
019 Write-Off Financial Matters 12/10/20