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Measure R Information Guide

Measure R Information Guide

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Published by: Metro Transportation Library and Archive on Nov 08, 2008
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Information Guide
Measure R
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.
Taxpayer oversight
Ater 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 CaliorniaEnvironmental 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.
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

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