Jan. 19–For years, Lateefah Simon was an ordinary transit rider — the unflinching single mom who dropped her daughter off at 7 a.m. each weekday, then scrambled to catch a BART train. Now, she helps set an agenda for the regional rail system. "With all these decisions BART is making, the board needs a legally blind, black, single mother," said Simon, whose acute nearsightedness prevents her from driving. She was elected president of BART’s […]