Linda Budge is one of three original members of the Rancho Cordova City Council and is serving as Mayor for the fourth time. She has served the 50 Corridor in elective and appointed office since 1978, including three terms on the Cordova Recreation and Park District Board; five years on the Cordova Planning Advisory Council (CORPAC) where she chaired for three years; and for more than 18 years, chaired the Sacramento County Subdivision Review Committee. As a member of the Board of Directors of the Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce, she chaired the Cordova Commercial Revitalization Project. She spearheaded the effort to save the historic Mills Station for its new life as a community arts center and performance space at the Mather Field Mills Station. She now represents Rancho Cordova on the Regional Transit Board.
Ken Cooley has represented the 50 Corridor in the California State Assembly since 2012. Prior to serving in the Assembly, Ken served as Mayor and City Council Member for the City of Rancho Cordova, where he made transportation and mobility a priority. He was a member of the Sacramento Transportation Authority from 2004 – 2012, serving as Chair in 2007.2008. Ken also served as co-chair of the regional Bike Month campaign in 2007.
Will Kempton spent more than 43 years in his career as a transportation leader in California. During that time, he made significant contributions to improving mobility in Folsom and the Highway 50 Corridor in his role as a private sector consultant for the City, during his term as State Director of Transportation under Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and as Executive Director of both the California Transportation Commission and Transportation California. He continues to work in support of the 50 Corridor Transportation Management Association through the Greater Folsom Partnership and as a member of the TMA Board of Directors.
Since becoming the Sacramento Regional Transit District's (SacRT) General Manager/CEO in early 2016, Henry has been credited for the solid, rapid and comprehensive transformation of SacRT. Over the last two and half years, he has successfully advocated for improved transit service along the Highway 50 Corridor. In April, SacRT secured over $144 million in state and federal funding to start to modernize our light rail system, including double tracking of the Gold Line between the Sunrise and Historic Folsom light rail stations, and increasing light rail service frequency to 15 minutes between Folsom and downtown Sacramento. Additionally, in June, Henry was instrumental in finding the funding to expand evening light rail service to Folsom that significantly improved mobility for the region.
During her 24 years of working with the 50 Corridor TMA and serving as Executive Director for the El Dorado County Transit Authority, Mindy Jackson and her team increased bus commuter routes from 4 in 1994 to 11 today, with each bus carrying up to 57 passengers each daily along U.S. Highway 50 between El Dorado County and Downtown Sacramento. Under Mindy’s leadership, El Dorado Transit added hourly connections to Sacramento Regional Transit’s Gold Line in Folsom and to Folsom Lake Community College.
El Dorado Transit has supported building car pool or HOV lanes, installing bike racks to all transit buses and developed park and ride lots for all persons who ride share – transit, car pool and van pool riders. Mindy has twice received Transportation Manager of the Year award.
Steve was elected to the Folsom City Council in November 1994 and currently serves as mayor. He previously served as mayor in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2016. Throughout his years of service, transportation has been at the forefront of his agenda; securing state and federal funds for local projects including the Folsom-Auburn Road Widening Project, the Highway 50/Empire Ranch Road Interchange, the extension of light rail to Historic Folsom, and the completed Riley Street extension. His lobbying efforts also helped secure funding for the Prairie City Interchange, Lake Natoma Crossing and Folsom Lake Crossing. He endorsed key local infrastructure projects including the Orangevale Avenue Bridge rehabilitation, Johnny Cash Trail, Historic District parking structure, and Green Valley Road widening. Steve is a director and former chair of the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG). He also served as chair of the Sacramento Transportation Authority, the Folsom El Dorado County JPA and the Capital Southeast Connector JPA. In support of the 50 Corridor TMA, Steve started the annual Mayor’s Ride to the Capitol during May is Bike Month, a popular event that now draws more than 200 participants yearly.
Andy began his public service as an appointed Folsom planning commissioner in 2000 and then as an elected Folsom city council member since 2002. Andy’s service on regional boards with Highway 50 mobility impacts include the Sacramento Transportation Authority from 2002 to 2006 and Sacramento Regional Transit from 2006 to 2018. Andy played a significant role as an STA member in the 2004 Measure A renewal subcommittee that developed the spending plan that was unanimously approved by the STA board. The spending plan included funding for transit improvements, the Southeast Connector and Highway 50 carpool lanes to Watt Avenue. As a Sacramento Regional Transit board member, he has worked with staff and board colleagues to pursue light rail enhancements and full annexation of Folsom to the Regional Transit District.
First elected to the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors in November 1994, Don represents the diverse Fifth District, which includes the cities of Elk Grove, Galt, Isleton and Rancho Cordova; rural farming areas; and River Delta communities. He also serves on the Sacramento Transportation Authority, the Sacramento Regional Transit District and Sacra-mento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District Boards. Throughout his career, he has worked with public and private partners in the planning and implementation of transportation projects all along the 50 Corridor. Some of those include interchange upgrades at Watt, Mather Field, Sunrise and Hazel; the White Rock Road widening; improved pedestrian and bicycle access on the American River Trail; Light Rail extensions from Butterfield Way to the City of Folsom; and numerous complete street and trail connection projects in communities and neighborhoods on the 50 Corridor.
Tony Powers has worked in the transportation field on the 50 Corridor for over 25 years, leading by example as a year-round bike commuter. Tony has been active in bicycle advocacy in the Sacramento area since 2000, having founded the Folsom Area Bicycle Advocates and served as a founding board member of the Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates. He served for 12 years as the bicycle and pedestrian citizens representative on the City of Folsom’s Traffic Safety Committee. As a League Cycling Instructor (LCI) since 2006, he taught many of the LCIs currently staffing the TMA’s bike education programs. Tony has been recognized for his advocacy efforts by the TMA, SACOG and Breathe California. Finally, Tony has served on the TMA’s board for 17 years, including stints as Treasurer, Vice-Chair, and twice as Chair.
John Quincy has been involved with transportation engineering for more than 35 years, beginning his career with Caltrans Division of Structures. In 1992, he joined forces with his wife Judy to establish Quincy Engineering, which has grown to more than 70 employees in five different offices, but with its headquarters always located along the 50 Corridor. John has always been a big fan of alternative transportation, and many Quincy Engineering staff enjoy both recreational and commuter cycling. John first got introduced to the 50 Corridor TMA through May is Bike Month and went on to help establish the TMA’s Engineering Roundtable, which brought together members of the engineering community with transportation officials to discuss upcoming events that affect transportation along the 50 Corridor. He was honored to serve as Chair of the TMA Board and continues to serve on its Board of Directors.
Anthony Gerard Retodo, MD, is an Adult and Family Medicine Physician for Kaiser Permanente and Medical Services Director for the Folsom Medical Offices. He is a League Cycle Instructor with the League of American Bicyclists and this year’s 50 Corridor TMA Cyclist of the Year. Under his leadership, the Kaiser Permanente Folsom Medical Offices achieved a Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Business.
He created the Folsom Coyote Bicycle Users Group to be ambassadors of mindfulness and health for all Folsom Medical Office physicians and staff. He developed a free Bicycle Share Program at Folsom to encourage healthy, green modes of transportation to support the city of Folsom’s bicycle friendly culture. He created the annual Kaiser Permanente Iron Point/Costco Hill Thrive Ride. And, he is a frequent speaker at many community cycling events sharing the healthy, spiritual connections that cycling creates. His efforts helped to bring other Kaiser Permanente facilities in the Sacramento region to become recognized as Bicycle Friendly Businesses by the League of American Bicyclists.
David Sander has been a leader along the 50 Corridor since 1998, and as an elected official since 2002, when he was elected to serve on the inaugural Rancho Cordova City Council. Dr. Sander has also served in several transportation related capacities for the region, as a Board Member and Chair of Sacramento Regional Transit, Board Member and Chair of the Capital Southeast Connector, as a Board Member of the Sacramento Placerville Transportation Corridor JPA, and as a Board Member and incoming Chair of the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG). He has also served at the national level as the Transportation Policy Chair for the National League of Cities.