The following excerpt appeared in the Los Angeles Daily News on October 28, 2016. To read the full commentary, click here.
Measure M would get L.A. County transit up to speed: Zev Yaroslavsky
By Zev Yaroslavsky
October 28, 2016
My L.A. story began as our county’s comprehensive streetcar system was being dismantled. Once I started driving, my story continued with daily interruptions caused by gridlock on our freeways and roads.
Now, however, I am hoping that the voters will write a new and better chapter for our region by voting yes on Measure M, the Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan.
Our old Red Car system allowed San Fernando Valley residents to easily wade into the waves crashing onto Santa Monica’s beaches. It made it possible for residents of the San Gabriel Valley to commute to Downtown L.A. and beyond. It’s how workers in the South Bay traveled to their aerospace and other jobs throughout the region.
That is the sort of interconnected, comprehensive transportation system that Measure M would deliver, and that is why it deserves our vote.
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