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30/10 Initiative

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Simply stated, 30/10 means accomplishing 30 years’ worth of transit projects in just 10 years.

The Concept is simple:

The concept of the 30/10 Initiative is to use the long-term revenue from the Measure R sales tax as collateral for long-term bonds and a federal loan which will allow Metro to build 12 key mass transit projects in 10 years, rather than 30. Accelerating construction of these 12 key Metro projects will result in substantial cost savings.

Successful implementation of the 30/10 Initiative will also deliver immediate benefits like hundreds of thousands of jobs to improve the local economy, reduce greenhouse emissions and ease traffic congestion. The 30/10 Initiative is both an unprecedented step forward for LA County and a model of progress for the entire nation.

Employment Benefit:

  • 160,000 new jobs will be created

Annual Benefits with 30/10:

  • 77 million more transit boardings
  • 521,000 fewer pounds of mobile source pollution emissions
  • 10.3 million fewer gallons of gasoline used
  • 191 million fewer vehicle miles traveled

Here is the Plan:


Orange Line Extension
Exposition Transit Corridor Phase 2
Gold Line Foothill Extension
Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project
Regional Connector Transit Project
Van Nuys Bl Rapidway
Purple Line Extension (to be opened in segments)
West Santa Ana Transit Corridor
Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2
Green Line LAX Extension
South Bay Metro Green Line Extension
Sepulveda Pass Transit Corridor


Showing the latest posts relating to: 30-10

Another big bridge rising for Gold Line Foothill Extension
Posted by Steve Hymon on July 23, 2013 3:59 pm
Click to view slideshow. Click above to see progress on the San Gabriel River bridge. Photos by Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority. The Gold Line Foothill Extension project is under ...
Transportation headlines, Thursday, June 6
Posted by Steve Hymon on June 6, 2013 10:10 am
Here is a look at some of the transportation headlines gathered by us and the Metro Library. The full list of headlines is posted on the Library’s Headlines blog, which you can also access ...
A few more points on America Fast Forward
Posted by Steve Hymon on July 10, 2012 11:14 am
As many of you know, President Obama last week signed a two-year federal transportation spending bill. In recent decades, Congress has usually approved bills that cover more years but in these ...
A Measure R extension Q & A
Posted by Steve Hymon on June 20, 2012 10:03 pm
Source: Metro staff. Measure R was approved by nearly 68 percent of Los Angeles County voters in 2008 as a half-cent sales tax that would be in effect for 30 years — with an expiration date of ...
Metro staff report on Measure R funding potential
Posted by Gayle Anderson on April 17, 2012 6:31 pm
Metro staff has finished a report to the agency’s Board of Directors on different funding scenarios for transportation projects if Measure R was extended. It is important to emphasize that the ...
I-5 South Corridor braces for second wave of congestion-busting improvements
Posted by Gayle Anderson on March 19, 2012 8:06 pm
Officials break ground March 19 to launch the I-5 HOV Widening and Alondra Boulevard Bridge Project, the second of six segments of the I-5 South Corrdior Improvement Projects. Caltrans and Metro ...
China Fast Forward?
Posted by goodwindo on January 24, 2012 9:50 am
Buenos Aires Metro Linea A (Photo Credit: parabuenosaires.com — El Noticiero de la Ciudad)   A recent article in the Los Angeles Times reports that Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and a ...
Transportation headlines, Friday, Jan. 20
Posted by Carter Rubin on January 20, 2012 10:29 am
Here is a look at some of the transportation headlines gathered by us and the Metro Library. The full list of headlines is posted on the library’s blog. Eric Garcetti discusses Wilshire Bus Lane ...
Is getting around L.A. without a car easier than it was a decade ago?
Posted by Fred Camino on September 23, 2011 10:03 am
10 years ago there was no Gold Line. I stumbled upon an article from the travel section in the UK paper The Independent, dated April 29, 2001, entitled Los Angeles without a car. In the article ...
Go Metro Weekends, July 29-31
Posted by Fred Camino on July 29, 2011 11:00 am
Music pick: Those' Darlin's at The Echo. Friday 8:30pm. It’s the last weekend of July already? Go Metro this weekend for some summer fun before the summer’s gone! Lot of stuff ...

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