Over the summer of 1994, the Authority, with additional Port funding, began engineering development of the Alameda Corridor.  Bob Nichol asked me to come on board to lead Moffatt & Nichol’s participation in the design team joint venture supporting that effort.  That began more than a decade of full-time involvement in the most important project of my career and the opportunity to work with some really great people committed to deliver this landmark project. I was privileged to be there for the railroad signing ceremony for the original purchase and sale and interim operating agreements through the dedication ceremony and on-time startup of operations in April 2002.    Along the way, the Governing Board, ACTA staff and the ACET project team maintained the single focus on delivering the program on-time and within budget.  Everyone understood the cost of delay and worked accordingly. The recognition and awards that the project won were a testament to that single-minded focus.