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Borja Leon, PE


Borja Leon is a transportation and infrastructure professional with close to 20 years of experience in both the private and public sectors. He has led the advancement and implementation of major infrastructure projects in the Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and Sacramento. 

Mr. Leon served as Deputy Mayor for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa from 2010 to 2013. Mr. Leon took a chief role in developing and implementing Mayor Villaraigosa’s transportation agenda which included the Los Angeles Country Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), the California Department of Transportation, among other agencies.

Mr. Leon continued his role as top transportation advisor to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in 2013. He led the planning and development of the successful passage dubbed Measure M for Mayor Garcetti, the Metro 40-year $120 billion infrastructure transportation program. Measure M is the largest local infrastructure program in U.S. history. Mr. Leon has also helped to fund and implement a number of heavy rail and light rail projects in Los Angeles County. This includes the Westside Subway Purple Line extension to Westwood/UCLA, the Crenshaw/LAX international airport line connection, the LAX Automated People Mover project, among other transit and infrastructure projects.

Mr. Leon was also a Board member on the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink) Board of Directors. Metrolink oversees a five-county commuter rail system operating seven lines and 512 route miles.

From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Leon was employed by the State of California Department of Transportation, where he was involved in project development, construction management and engineering for major highway and interchange projects across the State of California.

Borja Leon is a Registered Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California and Arizona. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Davis. He is advocate for the technical advancement for minority engineering students and is an active advisory member of both University of California and California State University College of Engineering and Transportation departments. Mr. Leon started his career with AECOM Inc, where he worked on major rail, bridge and port infrastructure projects

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