LOS ANGELES COUNTY – Long Beach City Councilman Jeffrey A. Kellogg on
Thursday was named chairman of the public agency overseeing construction of the
Alameda Corridor rail cargo project.
The Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority (ACTA) Governing Board
unanimously elected Kellogg to succeed Los Angeles Councilman Rudy Svorinich,
Jr., who served as chairman for the past year. Kellogg will chair the board’s
monthly meetings, sign official documents on behalf of the board and represent
the agency at various public events.
"With construction under way at locations and excavation of the
Mid-Corridor Trench scheduled to begin this summer, the Alameda Corridor is fast
becoming a reality," said Kellogg, a Long Beach native and a councilman
representing the Bixby Knolls area for 10 years. He works as a commercial and
industrial real estate agent for a firm in Long Beach. "This is a project
of national significance, and I look forward to the day when it is completed
on-time and on-budget and trains begin speeding along the Alameda Corridor rail
Elected vice-chairman was (insert name), who represents (name of agency) on
the ACTA Governing Board.
ACTA, a joint-powers authority of the cities and ports of Long Beach and Los
Angeles, is building a 20-mile railroad cargo expressway linking the ports to
transcontinental rail yards east of downtown Los Angeles. It will speed the flow
of cargo to and from the ports and easy traffic congestion by eliminating more
than 200 at-grade crossings. Construction on the $2.4 billion project began a
year ago and is scheduled for completion in 2002.
The ACTA Governing Board includes Kellogg, chairman; (name), vice-chairman;
Svorinich; Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne Burke; Port of Los Angeles
Commissioner Jonathan Y. Thomas; Port of Long Beach Commissioner George
Murchison; Port of Long Beach Executive Director Richard Steinke, and Port of
Los Angeles Executive Director Larry Keller.