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You Can Vote On Metro's Plan To Fix L.A.'s Transportation And Traffic This November
Okay guys, don't mess this one up.
Early Thursday afternoon, the board of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority voted 11-2 in favor of placing Metro's roughly $120 billion plan to fix transportation in Los Angeles, known as Measure R2, onto the November ballot for voter approval. If voters approve the 1/2 cent sales tax increase, Metro will have enough money to build more than two-dozen mass transit projects around Los Angeles county in the coming years.
Metro #metro plan mtg: sales tax vote passes - only Knabe & DuBois opposed— StreetsblogLA (@StreetsblogLA) June 23, 2016
This means money to build a rail line beneath the Sepulveda Pass, money for an automated train directly into LAX, money to build a rail line from Hollywood to the airport, money for a rail line down Van Nuys Boulevard, money to extend the Purple Line from Koreatown to Westwood, money to build a rail line between downtown L.A. and Orange County, money to build rapid bus lines along Vermont Avenue and Lincoln Boulevard, money to convert the Valley's Orange Line into rail, money to expand L.A.'s growing network of bicycling infrastructure, money to improve bus service across the region, and a whole lot of money to keep the streets not served by rail in good repair.
In order for Measure R2 to become policy and for L.A. to get the above listed projects in a timely manner, precisely 66.6 percent or more of voting Angelenos must vote "Yes" on the measure.
The ballot language will appear as such:
If you want to see the full ordinance itself, click here. If you scroll all the way down to the bottom of the document you'll be able to see a full list of the projects that would be funded if the measure passes.
Don't blow it, Los Angeles.
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A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
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