LOS ANGELES -- The L.A. City Council today unanimously voted to endorse Measure M, the Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan. The plan is focused on easing congestion and reducing the time L.A. County residents are stuck in traffic.
"Measure M is an amazing opportunity to reduce traffic by revolutionizing the transportation system in Los Angeles," said Councilmember Mike Bonin, who serves on the Metro Board and is the Chair of the City Council's Transportation Committee. "From rail through the Sepulveda Pass, to the long overdue rail connection to LAX, to local street repair and improved service on rail and bus lines, Measure M makes game-changing transit projects possible."
“Supporting Measure M was an easy decision for the City Council," said City Councilmember and Metro Board Member Paul Krekorian, representing the East San Fernando Valley. "Right now, Angelenos spend 81 hours a year stuck in traffic, the most of any city in the nation. As our population grows, congestion will only get worse unless we do something about it today. Measure M is the long-term solution we need. It will ease traffic, create hundreds of thousands of jobs for local families, fill potholes and fix streets, expand our rail and bus system, and enhance bike and walking paths for everyone to enjoy.”Read more