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Transit Sales Tax Goes in Effect July 1st

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During the first year after the half-cent sale tax increase begins (LA County will then be 8.75%), an estimated $650 million for transit projects will be collected, according to Metro who today said a "comprehensive financial plan that will lay out a strategy for delivering projects," will be presented in January. Projects that will be funded include the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension in the San Gabriel Valley, Regional Light Rail Connector in Downtown LA, Metro Green Line extension to LAX and the South Bay, and the Westside subway extension.