Topic : Measure R

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LA's Expo Line Takes Light Rail to Pacific Coast

Rail| September 11, 2016

It’s been more than six decades since it was possible to travel by rail from downtown Los Angeles to the beachfront of Santa Monica, Calif.

Rail Project Profiles 2016: Denver, L.A., Chicago and Kansas City

Rail| June 17, 2016

An in-depth look at the recently completed Kansas City Streetcar, Denver RTD’s first commuter rail line and L.A. Metro’s $1 billion Gold Line extension, as well as Metra’s implementation of a federal program to improve safety.

Management & Operations| June 3, 2016

480K L.A. residents gain transportation access from new projects

The findings are part of a report that shows dramatic improvements in the quality of life for the region between 2008 — when Los Angeles County voters approved Measure R — and 2015.

Management & Operations| April 20, 2016

LA Metro: Measure R sales tax adding 400K jobs, $80B to economy

Transit projects, including construction of rail lines, subway extensions and building bus rapid transit lanes, will generate $40.1 billion in total combined labor income and business revenues for the Southern California regional economy.

Management & Operations| March 23, 2016

L.A. Metro's Washington unveils $120B plan to transform transportation

The potential ballot measure would ask voters to increase the countywide sales tax by a half-cent for 40 years and to continue an existing tax (Measure R) for an extra 18 years, meaning both would potentially run through 2057.

Rail| March 7, 2016

L.A. Metro launches 11.5-mile Gold Line rail extension

The extension includes six new rail stations, providing access to locations such as City of Hope hospital, Azusa Pacific University, Citrus College and Santa Anita Racetrack.

Rail| October 28, 2015

L.A.'s Gold Line sets March 5 launch date

The rail extension was built by the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority, an independent transportation planning and construction agency. The line took approximately five years to build, with major construction completed in September 2015.

Rail| April 3, 2013

Council approves $352M for L.A. streetcar

Funding is expected to cover repair and operational costs for the streetcar for three decades. The vote was a victory for the project’s advocates, who emphasized the trolley's potential to create economic growth in the downtown area.
Bus| July 3, 2012

L.A. light rail project passes environmental guidelines

The action is an important prerequisite for Metro to begin final design of the nearly two-mile underground light rail line in Downtown L.A. and for the agency to seek federal funding to help build it.
Bus| May 29, 2012

L..A. Metro approves FY2013 budget

Budget, which is balanced with no shortfall, does not propose raising fares. Metro's farebox recovery will stay at 28% — near the bottom of any major operator, with passenger loads also low compared to other transportation agencies in the same range.

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