Villaraigosa to ask Feds for $30 Billion in Transit Money

30billionask.jpg Even though the Mayor was just in Washington D.C., he's going back this week to ask for an advance on money. A lot of it. Thanks to Measure R, the voter-approved sales tax hike, L.A. County is looking at some $30 billion in dedicated transit funds over the next 30 years. So why not ask the feds for a loan upfront so we can start now? Other city issues will also be worked on. This is part of the annual Access D.C. trip where 200 business leaders and several city councilmembers head to the capitol.