Metro Begins Review of Draft $120 Billion Spending Plan

By EGP Staff Report

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is holding a series of community meetings in April to discuss a draft expenditure plan that could be part of a $120 billion ballot measure in November to fund transit and highway projects.

The plan is based on input from the public, according to Metro, and includes nearly 40 major projects in 40 years countywide, including commuter rail; transit operations and projects to keep buses, trains and facilities in good repair; pedestrian and cycling connections and funding to support affordable fares for students, seniors and the disabled.

It would also return revenues to local cities on a per capita basis – money those cities could then spend on their own local transportation improvements.

The first three of 10 public meetings have already been held in Agoura Hills, Van Nuys and El Monte. Additional meetings have been scheduled for Carson (April 14). Palmdale (April 19), West Hollywood (April  21), Downtown Los Angeles (April 23), Paramount (April 26)  South Los Angeles (April 28).

A virtual/online meeting will be held April 30, 10am-12pm. Log in at metro.net/theplan.
For additional information on locations and time, www.metro.net .

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