Jurupa Valley –Adding local color to the daily commute, Metrolink announced that riders will hear the voice of Metrolink Alternate Board Member and Jurupa Valley Mayor Brian Berkson onboard trains on the Riverside Line as a “Guest Train Conductor.”
Guest Train Conductors are local celebrities and community leaders who welcome travelers aboard, announce upcoming station stops and give information on points of interest along the way.
“Jurupa Valley sits at the convergence of the Metrolink Riverside and the IEOC lines in the geographic heart of Southern California and this area knows the value of convenient connections from our beautiful community to job centers in L.A. and Orange County,” said Berkson.
Guest Train Conductors enhance the customer experience and build interest in local destinations.
“It is a pleasure to have Mayor Berkson as a Guest Train Conductor because he has given so much to his community through his efforts in local government and youth activities,” said Metrolink CEO Stephanie Wiggins.
In addition to serving as an Alternate Member to the Metrolink Board of Directors, Berkson serves on the Riverside County Transportation Commission, and is the chair for both the Western Riverside County Programs and Projects Committee and the Toll Policy and Operations Committee. He sits on the SR-91 Advisory Committee, the Mobile Source Pollution Reduction Review Committee, is an alternate Board member of the Riverside Transit Agency and previously an alt on the Western Riverside Council of Governments. Berkson has coached AYSO soccer teams, has assisted with the Indian Hills Swim Team and serves on the Jurupa Fastpitch Board. For more information about Metrolink, please visit www.metrolinktrains.com.
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Metrolink is Southern California's regional commuter rail service in its 26th year of operation. Metrolink is governed by The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), a joint powers authority made up of an 11-member board representing the transportation commissions of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. Metrolink operates seven routes through a six-county, 538 route-mile network. Metrolink’s passengers travel approximately 441 million miles each year, making Metrolink the second busiest public transportation provider in Southern California. Metrolink is the third largest commuter rail agency in the United States based on directional route miles and the eighth largest based on annual ridership.