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Special District

Alameda-Contra Costa Transit DistrictCandidate for Director, At-Large

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Joel Young

Ac Transit Director, At-large
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Keeping the costs of bus fares low for our students, seniors and disabled.
  • Increasing bus service throughout our service area.
  • Purchasing buses that do not pollute our environment



Joel Young is a Partner with the Tidrick Law Firm.  He focuses his practice on employment law, mass torts, and complex class and collective actions that advance the public interest. Before joining the firm, Mr. Young was associated with Gunderson Dettmer LLP and Reed Smith LLP.  


In light of his recognized leadership in the field of employment law, Mr. Young was selected to speak at the American Bar Association’s 15th Annual Section of Labor and Employment Law Conference. Mr. Young has represented employees in a broad range of claims, including wage and hour, discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and racial harassment cases.

Mr. Young received his bachelors and law degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. As an undergraduate, Mr. Young was a member of the Dean’s Honors List and a four-year letterman in football. 


Moreover, since becoming an AC Transit Board Member, Mr. Young has: (1) helped raise over $1 million for our hydrogen fuel cell bus program; (2) voted to allocate over $200 million of AC Transit’s contracting dollars to local businesses to support good paying local jobs; (3) secured over $600 million to support local bus service for AC Transit; (4) advocated for providing affordable, reliable, and more bus service; (5) supported a Climate Action plan for the agency; (6) pushed the agency to begin the development of a path to have a 100% clean bus fleet; and (7) spearheaded the Freedom Bus Project, which aimed to provide public transit, arts education, and the history of the civil rights movement. 


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