Who Are You? with Taylor Huckaby, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District

As part of a grueling ELGL initiation process, new members are asked to complete our version of the Wonderlic test. It’s an open book test and participants do not have to use a dull number 2 pencil to fill in tiny circles.

Taylor Huckaby (LinkedIn and Twitter) is the Communications Officer for BART. You might know Taylor as the author of This Is Our Reality: Why I Couldn’t Hold Back About the Bay Area’s Real Transit Problem.


Complete the following sentences.

I joined ELGL because…..

My professional goal is to provide government with a more responsive toolbox, and I think ELGL will help equip others to do so.

On my way to work, I am thinking…

I wonder if I’ll make the early-bird parking cutoff time…

In 2016, I will….

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Communicate BART’s needs to the San Francisco Bay Area using a cutting-edge web platform and social media, to help inform voters about BART’s needs vis-a-vis our $3.5 billion general obligation bond.

Once I win the lottery, I will…

Keep it a secret, generally. But I’ll definitely buy a vacation home and invite my closest friends as a surprise. Wouldn’t quit my day job.

You should probably know that I….

I’m a classically trained pianist, and can both sing and produce music.

Do you agree/disagree with the following statement(s)……Explain….

Police departments should equip each officer with a body camera.

Police departments absolutely should equip each officer with a body camera – BART PD has already done so.

I am well versed on my retirement benefits.

It’s a bit hazy on the details, but my retirement is half a century away so I’m not too worried about it. I contribute a decent amount from each paycheck, enough for me to retire comfortably.

I have no idea, nor do I care, how to use Snapchat.


I’m an avid Snapchat user.

I rather be an assistant manager than the manager.

Completely disagree. Good management makes all the difference in getting projects completed on-time and at a level of quality customers/users deserve.

I am a big user of the sharing economy.

I have mixed feelings – the sharing economy represents the further erosion of American wages and benefits while enriching a tiny few – but there are benefits to opening markets up to competition where there previously was none, and it does provide jobs and a measure of autonomy. It’s a difficult thing.

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