Daniel Curtin, executive director of the California Conference of Carpenters, is the newest member of the California High-Speed Rail Authority board of directors.
Curtin was appointed Friday by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, to a term that runs through 2017. He replaces Patrick W. Henning Sr., who was appointed in 2013 by the previous Assembly speaker, John Perez.
One seat remains vacant on the nine-member rail board since the resignation of Redwood City attorney Jim Hartnett. Hartnett is now the general manager of Caltrain, the commuter train system that runs between San Francisco and San Jose. That post will be filled by the state Senate’s rules committee.