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The last strawman we published was #34. Executive Director Denny Zane recalculates frequently after talking to our partners in order to integrate their latest best thinking.
This ballot measure needs to at least make an attempt at fulfilling the LRTP adopted by Metro in 2009. To do this, Denny Zane must again recalculate the numbers. Allotting 25% each to “transit operations” and “local return funds” is not necessary; try 15% to each, instead.
So with 50% of the funds ($45 billion) going to Metro Rail, you can build a heavy rail line stretching from Sylmar to LAX, extend the Green Line to Santa Monica, extend the Red Line down Vermont, create seamless LRT line between Claremont and Chatsworth, and so much more.
Move LA says that they want to build upon Measure R, but it sure doesn’t seem that way.
Come on Move LA, step it up!
Let’s face it, $27 billion is nowhere near the amount required to build the Metro Rail system the county needs and deserves.
-Albert Ho, Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority