The following excerpt appeared in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune on March 18, 2016. To read the full article, click here.
Here’s how Metro wants to spend $120 billion in your tax money for transportation (if you approve it) – San Gabriel Valley Tribune
By Steve Scauzillo
March 18, 2016
Metro unveiled an ambitious transportation plan Friday, proposing to use $120 billion from a possible future sales tax to build numerous projects, including a rail line to Las Vegas, extension of the [Foothill] Gold Line to Claremont and a train or freeway tunnel under Sepulveda Pass.
At first, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority was planning for a new ballot measure in November that would add to Measure R, the existing half-cent on the dollar transit sales tax passed by voters in 2008, that would extend it beyond 2039 to run contiguous with the new tax ending in 2057.
The half-cent Measure R extension and half-cent so-called Measure R2 tax, expected to undergo a public review through May, would require a two-thirds approval by voters.
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