Los Angeles – Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey will be heard on board Metrolink trains on the 91/Perris Valley line as the mayor serves as a “Guest Train Conductor.” The guest conductor welcomes travelers aboard in a recorded message, announces upcoming stops and gives information on points of interest along the way.
“Riverside is my hometown and I think I know its rich heritage as well as anyone, so it’s a pleasure to voice the announcements for Metrolink as a unique way to engage riders and highlight many of the interesting aspects of our region,” Bailey said.
Bailey has been mayor of the Inland Empire’s most populous city since 2012 having been first elected to the Riverside City Council in 2007.
“Mayor Bailey’s life has been about public service from his college years at the United States Military Academy, his service as an Army officer, working for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and as a school teacher,” said Metrolink CEO Stephanie Wiggins. “We look forward to hearing his dynamic voice on the Riverside and 91 Perris Valley lines.”
The Guest Train Conductor program enhances customer experience and builds interest in local destinations by using the voices of local celebrities and other well-known persons who provide information in their own styles.
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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.