The Alameda Corridor was financed and built and is operated by the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority (ACTA), a joint powers authority formed by the cities of Long Beach and Los Angeles. ACTA’s seven-member Governing Board includes two representatives from each port, a member of each city council, and a representative of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. ACTA’s principal responsibility is the collection of fees from the railroads to pay debt service on the outstanding revenue bonds.
Following the April 2002 opening, operations and maintenance decisions are made by a four-member Alameda Corridor Operating Committee, that is independent of the Authority, which includes one representative each from the Port of Long Beach, Port of Los Angeles, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, and Union Pacific Railroad. These decisions are then implemented and managed by the Authority.