Bay Area Bike Share hiring a general manager

Who noticed this little blurb in yesterday’s job openings post?

Alta Bicycle Share, contractor to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) and operator of the Bay Area bike share program (BABS), is seeking a General Manager to oversee staff of over 50 people and all aspects of launch and ongoing operations.

I heard BAAQMD and Alta finally signed a contract sometime in late November. Does anybody have an up-to-date timetable on when we can finally see these bikes roll out in the San Francisco Bay Area?

And, ummm, “BABS”? Is that really what they’re going with?