Includes 5% transit passes for student, senior, disabled
Active transportation- 15%
5% Local return
5% complete streets
5% Metro Rail 1st/last mile
Alternative design – South Bay COG
Looks at an alternative – need support of the people not served at the regional and local program
Their solution is not based on a pie slice of modes, but a pie slice of like regional, subregional, and local.
How is the measure going to educate the public?
The reason why there is highway funds are in this- because in some areas of the county that are not served by transit, they have solutions that must include highway improvements.
Hassan Ikrata announced that LA county is not going to build any more freeways. Is this contradictory?
Why is this tax only a sales tax, but not a vehicle tax
Project performance is not reviewed at the sales tax measure, it is looked at when the project is funding.
LOS or VMT – Creation of wealth as a measure of effectiveness
What are we actually trying to accomplish? The measure should be broad enough so that 66% of the people to pass but narrow enough to actually achieve what is metro actually trying to get accomplished. (GHG reductions)
We are capital money strong, but planning poor – because there are competing jurisdictions.
Who are major supporters? Design, engineering, and construction firms, environmental groups, triple A,
Rail operations is an important component so as to keep the existing bus and rail operations up and running.
The Grand boulevards- looking at secondary highways throughout county.
The component will include rider retention strategies – housing policy, etc.
Metro cannot develop land use improvements because it is mostly outside their jurisdiction.
Highway & clean freight
One idea – taxes for big box stores and warehouse to compensate for traffic and pollution on highways. (These already exist- called truck fees)
There should be a larger chunk for bus expansion.
Regional significance – need an evaluation tool that says these are effective projects.
Sales tax – every time there is a sales tax raised, shoppers go to other taxes to other counties to shop.
Property values increase significantly with transit. Part of the value captured needs to be dedicated to a mechanism for affordable housing.