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Acceleration of Measure R Highway Projects

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Acceleration of Measure R Highway Projects

The Metro Board of Directors recently initiated a program to explore the use of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) to accelerate delivery of highway projects included in Measure R and which are not fully financed through traditional funding sources.

The overall purpose of the PPP highway program initiative is to establish an approach on how to identify, assess and implement projects using private sector participation, with the overall goal of accelerating Metro’s delivery of highway projects in Los Angeles County.

The 30/10 Initiative was recently introduced to accelerate Measure R transit projects in Los Angeles County. At the same time, the Board adopted a policy to combine long term countywide sales tax revenue from Measure R, approved by voters in 2008, with alternative project delivery and financing methods for highway projects.


Benefits of Accelerating Highway Projects in Measure R

  • Substantial cost savings by limiting the effect of inflation while taking full advantage of design-build, and/or competitive construction bids.
  • Create tens of thousands of jobs, beginning with the design and construction phases and continuing through future operation and maintenance activities, which will improve the local economy.
  • Reduce traffic congestion, thousands of hours of saved travel time and improved air quality for Los Angeles County for decades to come.

Many of the highway projects to be undertaken have the capability to generate a substantial new revenue source in Los Angeles County through the prospect of general and targeted tolls and/or user fees. Such user fees can be part of PPPs for development of new highways, extensions to existing facilities, freight and goods movement services and high occupancy toll (“HOT”) lanes.


Projects
High Desert Corridor Project
Northwest 138 Corridor
I-5 HOV Lanes from SR-14 to Parker Road and Truck Lanes from SR-14 to Kern County Line
SR-710 North Study
I-605 Congestion Hot Spots Project
I-5 Widening and HOV
I-710 Corridor Project
Arroyo Verdugo Operational Improvements
Las Virgenes-Malibu Operational Improvements
South Bay (I-405, I-110, I-105 and SR-91) Ramp and Interchange Operational Improvements
I-5 HOV from SR-134 to SR-170
I-5/SR-14 HOV Direct Connector
BNSF Grade Seperations
Alameda Corridor East (ACE) Grade Separations Phase II


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Transportation headlines, Friday, April 11
Posted by Steve Hymon on April 11, 2014 9:20 am
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City of Malibu broke ground on two Measure R funded traffic safety improvement projects
Posted by Anna Chen on March 27, 2014 4:18 pm
Photos: Ben Jong/Metro The City of Malibu broke ground this week on two new new traffic improvement projects along the Pacific Coast Highway. One project will replace traffic signals at Big ...
Transportation headlines, Thursday, March 27 (part 2)
Posted by Steve Hymon on March 27, 2014 2:35 pm
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A look at what some riders and readers are saying about Metro’s fare change proposal
Posted by Steve Hymon on March 26, 2014 2:38 pm
Click above to see larger. As I dearly hope that you’ve heard by now, Metro is proposing a fare increase and changes in order to keep pace with rising costs. A public hearing will be held ...
Metro looking for riders, non-riders and other stakeholders to take online surveys
Posted by Steve Hymon on March 25, 2014 1:45 pm
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Transportation headlines, Wednesday, March 19
Posted by Steve Hymon on March 19, 2014 12:45 pm
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U.S. Highway Trust Fund headed into the red within months
Posted by Steve Hymon on March 18, 2014 1:30 pm
Below is the latest from Metro’s government relations staff on efforts to keep the federal Highway Trust Fund from going into the red; the fund supports road projects and mass transit across ...
Transportation headlines, Wednesday, March 5
Posted by Steve Hymon on March 5, 2014 7:36 am
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Transportation headlines, Friday, February 28
Posted by Steve Hymon on February 28, 2014 12:10 pm
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Transportation headlines, Thursday, February 27
Posted by Steve Hymon on February 27, 2014 10:21 am
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