Covering Tomorrow’s Measure R Workshop

Metro’s Measure R Project Delivery Committee is set to host the last remaining Measure R workshop tomorrow – before the full board considers the Long Range Transportation Plan at next week’s board meeting. The meeting is set to take place at 9 am at the Metro building. For those who can’t attend, we’ll be covering the meeting live on our Twitter feed @iwillride.

Remember, while the Metro Board is expected to run through and review all-things Measure R, the issue set to take center-stage is a new proposal by Metro to possibly accelerate funding and construction of three rail projects: the regional connector, Gold Line Eastside Extension 2 and the Green Line to LAX. You can view tomorrow meeting’s handout here. LAist also has their take on the issue, and Streetsblog LA has an excellent write-up on the situation. Nobody’s sure how the plan will play out.

As for us? Well, considering the shovel-readiness of the Gold Line Foothill Extension, our supporters will be there tomorrow to ask Metro to amend the schedule to accelerate funding and construction of the most easily-accelerated of all rail projects. Mayor Villaraigosa seems to agree.

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