Measure M is Approved!
November 9, 2016 — The people of LA County have spoken with a resounding voice of approval of Measure M. Voters passed Metro’s transportation ballot measure with 71.15% support. Thanks to the public for putting their faith in us to build a transportation system for today, tomorrow and beyond. Together, we are making history and are showing the nation – even the world – how to be bold and forward thinking as we continue to transform transportation across our region.
Measure M Draft Guidelines
On March 23, 2017, the Metro Board approved the release of the Draft Measure M Guidelines for public comment. The public comment review period is March 23 – May 26, 2017. As part of the public review, the newly formed Policy Advisory Council (PAC) – representing transportation consumers, providers and jurisdictions – will comment and advise the Metro Board on the draft guidelines. The PAC membership and representation information was also provided to the Metro Board in March.
All comments on the Measure M Draft Guidelines should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Revised Guidelines will be presented to the Metro Board for adoption at the June 2017 Board Meeting. We will keep you informed as we continue to transform transportation across our region.
The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is Metro’s roadmap to improve mobility, provide more transportation options, stimulate our local economy, and create jobs. The vision of this program is to enhance our public transit program by investing in our bus system while expanding our rail system. The plan is also delivering highway improvements such as new carpool lanes and projects that are easing freeway bottlenecks for both auto and truck traffic. And, the plan invests in many other programs, including transit operations, highway maintenance, local street improvements, bicycle and pedestrian connections, and transit services for the disabled.
Thanks to revenues from Proposition A, Proposition C and Measure R along with local, state and federal funds, Metro has extended the Gold Line to run from East LA to Azusa; opened the Silver Line from El Monte to Harbor Gateway Transit Center; opened the Expo Line Extension to Santa Monica; extended the Orange Line to Chatsworth; added ExpressLanes on both the 10 and 110 freeways; started construction on the Crenshaw/LAX, Regional Connector and Purple Line Extension rail projects and expanded bike and pedestrian programs throughout the county. But the region has more unmet critical transportation needs than there is money to meet them.