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9/10/2003



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LA MTA names Thorpe project manager




Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority recently named Rick Thorpe executive officer for project management. Once he assumes the position in November, he will be responsible for managing the Eastside Light Rail Project, San Fernando Valley Rapidway and other projects.

In October 1999, he was appointed chief executive officer for the Los Angeles-to-Pasadena Metro Construction Authority, which recently completed the Metro Gold Line on time and under budget.

A registered civil engineer in California and Utah, Thorpe previously served as program manager for the $312 million Salt Lake City light-rail project. He also served as director of engineering and construction for the San Diego Metropolitan Transit Development Board, where he managed a $1 billion rail and bus capital-improvement program — which included designing and constructing six light-rail extensions.



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