Congratulations, Los Angeles County!
Measure M has just passed with near 70% of the vote, enabling a massive and needed expansion of our transit network, combined with the funds raised from Measure R back in 2008.
Measure M also contains needed money for pothole repair, highway fixes, street light fixes, etc. 17% of the money raised will go back to localities for their municipal needs and there will be a dedicated funding stream for "active transportation" (walking/cycling).
This is a dream come true for any transit planner or transit advocate in Los Angeles.
More mobility will be great for the overall economy and people's individual economies, as the County only continues to densify and grow more populous in the decades ahead. But why wait for these transit and road projects to be completed to enjoy economic benefits? Here are the "shovel ready" projects ready to go.
Let the good times roll!