A longtime shipping and port-infrastructure executive took over Monday as the CEO of the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority, overseeing the freight railway between downtown Los Angeles and the port complex.
Michael Leue, most recently vice president of port-infrastructure firm AECOM, was selected by the ACTA Governing Board in March following a nationwide search.
“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 Long Beach City Councilwoman Suzie Price, the ACTA chair. “Mike has the full confidence of the board, and we are anticipating great growth under his leadership.”
Leue joins the ACTA with more than three decades of experience in leadership, management and design for ports, railroads and transportation agencies throughout the county and internationally, according to the authority.
“I am excited to join ACTA,” Leue said in a statement. “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.”
ACTA is a joint powers authority of the cities of Los Angeles and Long Beach that oversees the 20-mile section of dedicated railway from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to downtown Los Angeles, also known as the Alameda Corridor.
According to the ACTA, 15% percent of the nation’s container traffic travels through the corridor. Created to address concerns about increasing levels of traffic through communities in the area, the ACTA’s projects represent a more than $2 billion investment in rail-based infrastructure.
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