The Alameda Corridor has been the highlight of my professional career. My involvement began in 1982 – twenty years before the corridor started operations. In the early 80’s, I oversaw studies of highway and railroad access to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The regional planning agency (SCAG) adopted the concept of a consolidated railroad corridor in 1984. In 1989 I went to work for the Port of Long Beach, and I became ACTA’s General Manager in 1990. I feel very fortunate that my planning, fund raising, and consensus-building efforts bore fruit.  However, it was truly a team effort involving leadership and funding from the ports, as well as support from local, state, and federal agencies, public officials, and private interest groups. I also commend the amazing skills of the project managers, engineers and contractors who completed the project on time and under budget.