What is Measure R?
Measure R is a hal-cent sales tax increase that is expected to providethe local resources to
nance new transportation projects andaccelerate those already in the pipeline. Over 30 years, it is projectedto generate $40 billion or congestion relie projects. Measure Ralone does not ully und all projects. The expenditure plan identifesadditional unding sources. To view the expenditure plan andthe ull text o Measure R, please visit
The average cost is estimated to be $25 a year per person
According to the private nonpro
t Los Angeles County EconomicDevelopment Corporation
, Measure R would cost residentsan average o $25 per person each year.
Ater conducting any legally required environmental review,the Metro Board will spend Measure R unds consistent withthe voters’ approval. There will be an annual independent auditand report to taxpayers and ongoing monitoring and reviewo spending by an independent taxpayer oversight committee.
Prior to any approval and commencement o any Measure R project,any necessary environmental review required by the CaliorniaEnvironmental Quality Act (
shall be completed.
In July 2008, the Metro Board of Directors authorized placing a half-centsales tax before voters to fund transportation projects within Los AngelesCounty. Metro is providing this pamphlet for information purposes only.It details transportation projects and programs contained in Measure R.
rail expansionstreetimprovementstraffic reductionpublictransportationquality of life
> Synchronize tra
c signals to ease tra
ow> Accelerate pothole repair and other maintenance on local streets> Make neighborhood streets and intersections safer for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians in each community> Enable people and freight to move freely in LA County> Enable residents to enjoy safer, cleaner transit> Maintain existing fares, especially for seniors and the disabled> Expand bus transit> Increase availability of public transportation> Reduce highway tra
c congestion throughout LA County> Enhance highway safety and improve tra
ow> Expand Metro Rail and busway systems> Accelerate and improve existing rail and bus projects> Connect Metro Rail to airport