Happy 20th Birthday ACTA! What a privilege it was to spend 25 years of my career on the project’s planning, design, construction and operations. Much remembered is the professionalism of all the staff, consultants, and contractors that supported and continue to support ACTA’s mission. I’m a “construction guy” at heart, so I have many vivid memories of the collaboration that was needed to solve construction issues as each arose that enabled the Corridor’s on time and onbudget opening in April 2002. At its peak, there were over 1,000 construction workers along the 20-mile corridor with total costs exceeding $1M per day. Kudos to those workers. And kudos to all the planning, engineering, financial, legal, job development, and advocacy professionals; as well as to the elected officials, government entities and railroad partners whose efforts led to the successful completion 20 years ago. While attending those April 2002 grand opening festivities, the 2020s seemed such a long way off yet here we are. Congratulations to all.