Last March LA Metro released a stunning proposal for the expansion of LA County's rail transit system (click here to see the map). The system that is envisioned will provide robust rail transit service to all parts of LA County, creating a dramatic alternative to the doomed-to-be-congested future we face now.
This proposed measure will even invest significant funds in bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, whereas Measure R in 2008 provided no bike/ped investments at all.
Can it fund all the projects now in the winners circle and still make room for more?
YES! And here's how:
• Metro can expand the bike-ped program by making a clear commitment to invest in first-last-mile connections and complete streets.
• Metro can expand transit services for older adults and people with disabilities.
• Metro can create a robust student transit pass program that will turn many young adults into lifetime transit riders.
• Metro can invest in clean alternatives to diesel trucks and finish the job of cleaning the air.
REGISTER for Move LA's 8th Annual Transportation Conversation at the LA Cathedral on Monday, May 23, beginning with lunch at 11:15 a.m., and talk with us about your priorities!
With LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, chair of Metro’s Board, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, USC’s Dr. Manuel Pastor, and leaders from our big and broad coalition, which represents the interests of business, labor, environmentalists, faith-based groups, social justice organizations, affordable housing advocates, students, seniors, and people with disabilities.
(Photo courtesy Streetsblog LA.)