Measure M Receives More Support
October 31, 2016 - 6:01pm
According to the backers of Measure M, passing a new half-cent sales tax in Los Angeles County to improve mass transit will reduce the time that people spend in traffic by 15% — not today or in five years, but in 2057, and those reductions will be over levels 41 years in the future, not 2016 standards. Additionally, claim the proponents, approving the measure will ultimately create 465,000 jobs. To read the entire LADowntownNews.com article click here.
Connectivity for the Community
October 31, 2016 - 10:04am
Measure M is a chance to bring new resources, new jobs and new opportunities to our community. Without Measure M, the future is bleak with no real opportunity for growth. The Los Angeles County population is projected to increase by 2.3 million people. Voting yes on Measure M ensures that we will add transit, improve freeways and fix our local roads to ease the congestion they will cause. To read the entire LASentinel.net article click here.
The Rams Give Back
October 28, 2016 - 3:00pm
The Rams, in partnership with the NFL, have reached agreement to provide the Los Angeles Unified School District with a large equipment/apparel donation to the 67 schools that play football in the district. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here.
Jobs for Generations
October 27, 2016 - 12:03pm
Significant investments in new housing and an accelerated expansion of our relatively nascent public transit system are crucial to the Los Angeles of the future. Without such investments, we can expect to encounter an increasingly unhealthy mix of escalating rents that drive residents further and further from their jobs as well as an exhausted infrastructure that cannot handle more cars and traffic. To read the entire HuffingtonPost.com article click here.
Broad Business Support for Tax Hikes
October 21, 2016 - 2:29pm
Four years ago, business leaders financed a multimillion-dollar campaign to oppose an initiative to raise income taxes on California’s highest earners. The same year, the California Chamber of Commerce was featured prominently in television advertisements against a ballot measure to increase the cigarette tax. To read the entire LATimes.com article click here.
Metro CEO Phil Washington Responds
October 18, 2016 - 4:33pm
As the Measure M vote rapidly approaches, Metro CEO Phil Washington took to Reddit this afternoon to answer questions directly from the people. During the one hour "ask me anything" session, Washington fielded questions about Measure M, safety on the Blue Line, and why Metro still dresses its buses and trains in unnerving cloth seats. To read the entire LA.Curbed.com article click here.
Mayor Leads Support for Measure M
October 14, 2016 - 6:20pm
Mayor Eric Garcetti has taken a somewhat chill approach to his first four years in charge. Whereas his predecessor, Antonio Villaraigosa, was all big ideas bold visions, which more often than not ended in failure (like his gambit to take over the public school system or planting a million trees), Garcetti has focused on the quiet job of governing, of making City Hall run smoothly. To read the entire LAWeekly.com article click here.
Football Fans Boost Measure M Support
October 14, 2016 - 6:10pm
Backers of the proposed extension and increase in a countywide sales tax to fund transit projects pointed Tuesday to the success of the Metro Expo Line, and its heavy use by fans attending Los Angeles Rams games, as an example of transportation improvements the levy would fund. To read the entire EGPNews.com article click here.
Voting for Transit Improvements
October 14, 2016 - 6:04pm
The success of Measure M may hinge on what some transportation experts argue has plagued Los Angeles County light rail development for decades: regional and provincial politics. To read the entire ArgonautNews.com article click here.
The Price of Measure M
October 14, 2016 - 5:59pm
There's been a great deal of fanfare surrounding Measure M, the ballot measure put forth by Metro to spark off a number of transportation projects (like a westward extension of the Purple Line, and a tunnel through the Sepulveda Pass). If passed by a two-thirds majority in November, the measure will raise the sales-tax by a half cent, as well as extending another half-cent sales tax increase—Measure R, which was passed in 2008. To read the entire LAist.com article click here.