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Dennis Mori

“It’s going to be a commuter’s dream. On the freeway, you have no control over traffic. Our trains run like clockwork. They’re a consistent, reliable method of travel that will give people more time out of their cars and more time to be with family and friends.”

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NAME: Dennis Mori

AGE: 46

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HOME: Rancho Palos Verdes

PROFESSION: Deputy executive officer, project manager of Metro Red Line; in charge of $1.3-billion extension of Red Line to North Hollywood.

LATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Guiding the Red Line to completion, with new stations in Hollywood, Universal City and North Hollywood.

GOALS FOR 2000: Perform final testing on the train and its route beneath the Santa Monica Mountains. Open the doors to the subway station in May or June. Begin work on a bridge across the Ventura Freeway to speed access to the Universal City station. Achieve 100,000 riders a day along the Red Line within one year of its opening--roughly a 40% to 60% increase from current ridership of 60,000 to 70,000 daily boardings.

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