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Michael Leue has begun his tenure as chief executive officer of the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority (ACTA).
ACTA's board in March chose Leue to lead the authority, which oversees the dedicated section of railway from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to downtown Los Angeles. Leue has more than three decades of experience in leadership, management and design for ports, railroads and transportation agencies throughout the United States and internationally, ACTA officials said in a press release.
"Mike brings vast experience to his new post and we are confident that he will put his knowledge of the San Pedro Bay Rail complex and railroad industry, as well as his working relationships with many of ACTA's stakeholders, to good work," said ACTA Chair Suzie Price. "We are anticipating great growth under his leadership."
Leue said his career in port and railroad engineering and his executive experience at Fortune 500 companies will provide a "strong foundation" to lead the ACTA.
"Having worked on rail operations planning and engineering on the corridor since its inception and being a local community member, I bring an understanding of the history, and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead," Leue said.
Created in 2002 to address concerns about increasing levels of at-grade traffic through the region, the corridor project represents a $2 billion investment in rail-based infrastructure. Those improvements have reduced traffic congestion, lowered greenhouse gas emissions, and increased safety with the removal of more than 200 grade crossings, ACTA officials said.