The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Kenton Rainey will be named to the post. Rainey resigned as police chief in Fairfield last August to become commander of San Antonio's airport police division.
If the appointment is finalized, Rainey would replace Gary Gee, who resigned in the uproar after a BART officer shot and killed an unarmed passenger.
In the meantime, BART's board met Thursday to discuss what to do with a surprising $5 million budget surplus. Among the ideas is rolling back fares for three months or repairing and cleaning seats on its cars.