VIDEO: LA METRO CEO OUTLINES 100-YEAR PLAN TO IMPROVE TRANSIT ON EYEWITNESS NEWSMAKERS – ABC 7 Eyewitness Newsmakers

The following video appeared on ABC 7 Eyewitness Newsmakers on April 3, 2016.

VIDEO: LA METRO CEO OUTLINES 100-YEAR PLAN TO IMPROVE TRANSIT ON EYEWITNESS NEWSMAKERS – ABC 7 Eyewitness Newsmakers

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By Adrienne Alpert

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — On Eyewitness Newsmakers, host Adrienne Alpert interviewed Los Angeles Metro CEO Phillip Washington about a 100-year plan voters may decide on in November.

The plan would add a 40-year half-cent sales tax throughout the county, making the price tag about $120 billion dollars. Voters will also decide whether to extend the half-cent tax from transit Measure R.

The billions would fund more rail, bus, and road plans, including a train tunnel under the 405 Freeway.

The Metro Board will decide in June whether to place the question on the November ballot, where it needs a two-thirds vote to pass. Until then, the public can comment at community meetings.

For a time and meeting near you: www.metro.net/theplan

Later on Newsmakers, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia was a guest. He talked about the impact of social media on government and how Long Beach eased a long-time parking problem.

Newsmakers airs 11 a.m. Sunday on ABC7.

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