about measure m:
approved november 8, 2016 by 71.15% of la county voters
MEASURE M - THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENT PLAN - WILL EASE CONGESTION AND REDUCE THE TIME WE'RE STUCK IN TRAFFIC BY 15 PERCENT. AND IN DOING SO, IT WILL CREATE 465,000 NEW JOBS IN OUR REGION. MEASURE M WILL EASE TRAFFIC IMMEDIATELY BY REPAIRING POTHOLES AND REPAVING LOCAL STREETS AND ROADS IN EACH OF L.A. COUNTY’S 88 CITIES, WILL KEEP SENIOR, DISABLED, AND STUDENT FARES AFFORDABLE, AND WILL PROVIDE EARTHQUAKE RETROFITTING FOR OVERPASSES AND BRIDGES.
L.A. County’s population is expected to grow by 2.3 million in the coming years, with the number of residents over the age of 65 alone totaling 2 million. We must act now.
Today, the car capital of the world, we are home to the nation's third-largest public transportation system, which delivers 1.4 million rides daily. It makes a difference, but we still spend an average of 80 hours a year stuck in gridlock.
Measure M will modernize L.A. County's aging transportation system and build a 21st century transportation network that expands light rail, subway, Rapid Bus, Metrolink, freeways and highways. Measure M adds and accelerates transit lines and finally ties them together into a comprehensive system that will work with an improved freeway an local road network.
Measure M was carefully crafted through the most robust stakeholder input process in the region's history, including hundreds of public meetings and in partnership with each of the County's 88 cities, business groups, advocates and experts. And it's subject to the toughest accountability measures -- including an oversight committee, annual financial and performance audits posted online, and all funds are for local use only and cannot be taken by Sacramento.
Each of L.A. County's 88 cities, and its unincorporated County areas, will not only benefit from the region-wide transportation investments that Measure M will deliver, but will also receive funding directly deposited into their budgets to invest in their own local transportation projects, including road paving, pothole filling, intersection improvements and signal synchronization.
The 5, 10, 57, 60, 71, 91, 105, 110, 405, 605, and 710 freeways will all see major improvements through Measure M - the Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan, which will also invest in rail lines along the 60, 105, 210, and 405 freeways.
SELECTED TRANSIT PROJECTS
Build a new LAX station that directly connects the airport and serves as a major transportation hub with new rail line extensions, a new Bus Rapid Transit line, and 13 municipal bus lines.
Build a new, 20-mile light rail line between Artesia and Downtown L.A. It would connect with the Green, Blue, Red, Purple and Metrolink rail lines.
Build a tunnel through the Sepulveda Pass to create a transit connection between the Orange Line Van Nuys Station to the Purple Line at Westwood, and then along the 405 to a new LAX station.
Green Line: Extend this rail line along the 405 to Torrance and along the 105 to the Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs Metrolink station. It would also provide a connection to the new LAX station and would connect with the Crenshaw, Blue, and Metrolink rail lines.
Purple Line: Extend this rail line to run along Wilshire Bl. between Downtown L.A. and Westwood in 25 minutes. It would connect with the Red, Blue, Expo, Crenshaw, Green and Metrolink Rail Lines.
Crenshaw Line: Extend this rail line to run from LAX to Hollywood & Highland. It would connect with the Green, Expo, Purple and Red rail lines.
Gold Line: The Measure/Plan would extend this rail line so that it runs from Claremont to Downtown L.A. along the 210 and 110; from Downtown L.A. to Whittier along Washington Bl.; and to South El Monte along the 60. It would connect with the Red, Purple, Blue, Expo and Metrolink rail lines.
Orange Line: Create new grade separations at key intersections to avoid stops at signals, reducing travel times for riders and reducing congestion for drivers. Convert Orange Line between Warner Center and North Hollywood to rail.
Build a new 14 station, 9.2 mile transit line from the Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station to the Orange Line Van Nuys station
Build a new, 12.8 mile Bus Rapid Transit Corridor along Vermont Ave. between Hollywood Bl. and 120th St.
Build a new, 8.8 mile Bus Rapid Transit Corridor along Lincoln Bl. between the new LAX station and the Expo Line in Santa Monica.
Build a new, 15 mile Bus Rapid Transit project from the North Hollywood Orange/Red Line Station to the Gold Line in Pasadena
Build a new, 3.8 mile street car through Historic Downtown L.A., on Broadway from 1st to 11th streets.
SELECTED FREEWAY IMPROVEMENTS
Build a new, 50-mile extension of the 14 so that it connects the Antelope Valley with the 18 in San Bernardino County.
Build a new truck lane and carpool lane in each direction on the 5, between the 14 and Lake Hughes Rd.
Build a new lane in each direction of the 71, from the 10 to Rio Rancho Rd., so that the 71 is expanded to three lanes from the current two.
Build a new express bus lane in each direction of the 405, between the 10 to the 101.
Build two new Zero Emission truck lanes in each direction of the 710 between Long Beach and Commerce.
Build two new lanes in each direction of the 5 between the 710 and the 605
Build new auxiliary lanes and other improvements to fix bottlenecks and reduce congestion at on and off ramps through the 405 South Bay Curve, between Florence Av. and the 110.
Extend the 110 Express Lane to the 405.
Add a new Express Lane in each direction of the 105, between the 405 and the 605.
Interchange Improvements (including new ramps, lanes, road widening, intersection improvements, bridge improvements, direct carpool lane connections, and other fixes to reduce congestion and bottlenecks at interchanges and streamline freeway access and exits):