On Measure M, readers disagree with the editorial board: Letters – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

The following excerpts appeared in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune on October 28, 2016. To read the full letters, click here.

On Measure M, readers disagree with the editorial board: Letters – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

October 28, 2016

[Excerpts]:

Yes on Measure M

“The argument (editorial, Oct. 23) that the average commuter won’t benefit from Measure M is not correct. Measure M funds traffic improvements on nearly all our roads and freeways and adds rail lines throughout the county. Our region is growing and traffic is getting worse. Unless we do something soon, we will not be able to build ourselves out from under the gridlock.”

— Gene Murabito, The letter writer is president of the SGV Council of Governments

Measure M brings relief

“I am saddened by the editorial board’s argument against Measure M. It is shortsighted considering the recent successes of the Gold Line to Azusa and Expo Line to Santa Monica — two projects funded by Metro’s 2008 tax measure. Tens of thousands of riders on these extensions are new transit users and have left their cars behind; and with three other rail lines under construction, tens of thousands more will soon have relief.”

— Sue Keith, Claremont, The writer is president of the Citrus College Board of Trustees.

M is best for county

“I’m more than a proud resident of Temple City; I am also a proud resident of L.A. County. We can no longer afford to live in silos. We have to understand we are part of an interconnected regional transit system.”

— Serge Haddad, Temple City

M’s important projects

“I was very disappointed to read the recent editorial against Measure M, Metro’s plan to improve mobility by building 40 major rail and highway projects over the next 40 years. The opinion failed to recognize the many important projects that would move forward because of the new half-cent sales tax: completion of the Gold Line to Claremont, rail to LAX, rail between the San Fernando Valley and the Westside, completion of major highway projects like the 57/60 and 605/10 interchanges, and much more.”

— Katrinnia Wa, Alhambra

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