Alameda Corridor Agency Donates Computers To Schools

Alameda Corridor Agency Donates Computers to Schools

SEPTEMBER 13, 2002

LOS ANGELES COUNTY  Continuing an effort to benefit local schools, the public agency that built the Alameda Corridor freight rail expressway is providing 36 surplus personal computers to five Long Beach schools.

The Governing Board of the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority (ACTA) voted Sept. 12 to donate 11 personal computers to Franklin Middle School, 10 personal computers to Washington Middle School and five personal computers each to Long Beach Poly High, Wilson High and Cabrillo High.

ACTA has now donated more than 65 personal computers to schools in the region.

“Computers are essential to the educational environment these days,” said Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn, Chairwoman of the ACTA Governing Board.  “I am pleased that ACTA is able to provide these computers and enable the students access to these vital tools.”

ACTA Chief Executive Officer James C. Hanka said the agency plans to make additional donations of surplus equipment to non-profit organizations as agency operations wind down.

ACTA is a joint powers authority governed by the cities and ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.  The agency built the Alameda Corridor, a 20-mile-long freight rail expressway linking the ports to the rail yards east of downtown Los Angeles.  The Alameda Corridor opened to freight rail traffic on April 15.