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BART: First Woman to Serve as Our Chief Transportation Officer, Started as a Station Agent

Written by Bay Area Rapid Transit Communications Department
Photos from left to right: Tera Stokes-Hankins at her Station Agent graduation in 1995; Tera handing Station Agent Michael Francis a certificate of recognition at a recent employee appreciation event. (Caption and Photographs Courtesy of BART)

Photos from left to right: Tera Stokes-Hankins at her Station Agent graduation in 1995; Tera handing Station Agent Michael Francis a certificate of recognition at a recent employee appreciation event. (Caption and Photographs Courtesy of BART)

During Black History Month each February, BART honors the history and contributions of our Black employees, including trailblazers like Tera Stokes-Hankins, the first woman to serve as BART's Chief Transportation Officer. You'll find her “BART story” below.

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