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Lowenthal to chair Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority

The governing body that oversees the Alameda Corridor has a new chairman. The Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority (ACTA) recently elected Long Beach Vice Mayor Bonnie Lowenthal as the 2007/2008 chair.

She succeeds Los Angeles Council member Janice Hahn, who now will serve as the authority’s vice chairman.

In 2006, Lowenthal was elected as Long Beach’s vice mayor after serving the city’s first district for five years. She’s also a member of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (LA MTA) board.

ACTA’s governing board comprises representatives from the cities and ports of L.A. and Long Beach, and LA MTA. The authority is responsible for the operation of the five-year-old Alameda Corridor, a 20-mile freight-rail expressway between the ports and rail yards east of downtown L.A. The corridor’s traffic has increased from 14,000 trains in 2003 to about 20,000 trains in 2006.

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