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• Initiated the discussions that led to Measure R on the

November 2008 ballot, a ½ cent sales tax to raise $40 billion

for LA transportation over 30 years, 70% for transit.

• Convened the business, labor, and environmental groups

into coalition to pass Measure R by 67.8%

• Works now to:

– Accelerate Measure R projects/30-10 Plan

– Expand operating dollars for public transit

– Ensure pedestrian & transit oriented land use policies and

– an ambitious SB 375 implementation program.


What initially moved Move LA?

What Would Happen If ?

1. The cost of operating automobiles rose

2. Traffic congestion worsened significantly.

&

3. We significantly expanded LA’s transit system

4. We expanded transit & pedestrian-oriented land use

policies in urban centers

&

&


Transit Share of Work Trips Soars !!

100%

90%

80%

70%

60%

50%

40%

30%

20%

10%

0%

9.9% 15.1 %

29.8%

Conservative Moderate Optimistic

Drive Alone Carpool Transit

Source: MTA 2001 Long Range Plan and models: Exhibits B-14, B-18, B-19, B-22

* Includes Metrolink, Rail, Tier-3 Shuttles, MUNI, Buses


RESULTS

Measure R Press Conference, November 5, 2008

(Left to Right: LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Wendy Gruel, Assemblyman Mike Feuer,

Move LA: Denny Zane, Diane Forte, Marlene Grossman)


MEASURE R RAIL TRANSIT

ADDS 76 MILES*

Partial list

BACK TO PACIFIC RED CAR DAYS

*Excludes 11.5 mi. additional BRT


The 30/10 Plan:

12 Measure R Transit Projects

Can we build 30 years of projects in 10 years?

The barrier is not planning, design, environmental review, or

construction time.

The real barrier is cash flow.


Social equity issues in the

Los Angeles County transportation debate

• Bus vs. Rail – some see it as bus riders vs. rail

riders

• Equity of funding: increasing fares vs. other

revenue? Sales tax?


Ethnicity /

Income

Bus

Riders

Rail

Riders

Compared to the

demographics of

LA County

Minority 88% 81% 68%

Annual HH

Income

$12,000

median


Social equity issues in the

Los Angeles County transportation debate

• Regional equity: Ensuring all communities

are treated equally.

• Equality of design features or systems, e.g.

Does a particular corridor merit BRT,LRT or

subway ?


Social equity issues in the

Los Angeles County transportation debate

• Avoiding unfair displacement in system or

station site development

• Ensuring fair access to the transit system,

e.g., ensuring low income residents in TOD

housing.


Social equity issues in Los Angeles

transit & TOD planning?

• What opportunities does transit or TOD offer low

income communities of color in your community?

• Does transit/TOD pose threats to low income

communities of color in your community?

• What are we doing a advocates to ensure equitable

outcomes for transit & TOD?

• What policies have made it easier or harder to

achieve equitable outcomes for transit or TOD?


www.MoveLa.org

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