July 3, 2012 > Alicia Trost
Submitted By James K. Allison
BART Communications Department Manager Alicia Trost began work on June 18, 2012, overseeing the activities and operations of BART Communications Department. Trost has been the Communications Director for Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg since 2011 and served as Press Secretary for Steinberg since 2008. She also served as Press Secretary for Senate President Pro Tempore Don Perata from 2004 until 2008.
Trost served as official spokesperson for both senators and managed strategic communication for high profile legislative actions. She was formerly an award-winning news program producer for KTVU's "Mornings on Two," where she worked from 1998 to 2004.
In November 2011, BART announced a reorganization of its communications and spokesperson functions to include one Department Manager and two Communications Officers to work with subject matter experts to respond to media inquiries and provide more transparent information.