More Rail Transit Sooner in LA because of Measure M


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By Noel T. Braymer

Some good news from the November 8th election was the passage of Measure M in Los Angeles County. This measure will raise more money for transportation in the County and allow more projects to be built and to speed up construction of projects now long in the planning stage.This particularly includes rail transit projects. This means that over the next 40 years Los Angeles County’s 100 miles of rail transit will nearly double. Of the 3 rail transit projects now under construction, 2 will benefit from Measure M. On the Crenshaw/LAX rail line which is planned to open by 2019, Measure M will fund construction for a LAX transfer station with the airport people mover which will allow connections to the airport terminals. This project hadn’t been funded, but Measure M will allow construction to begin to finish the new station in time for…

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