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  • Los Angeles Metro supports Senate Bill 1 and its investments in transportation infrastructure.
  • Los Angeles Metro also supports Proposition 69 which would protect those investments.

Facts About Senate Bill 1 And LA County

Senate Bill 1 (Beall and Frazier) is the landmark transportation funding package passed by the Legislature on April 6 and signed into law by Governor Brown on April 28. This vital transportation funding program represents the largest state commitment to transportation in more than 40 years.

SB 1 is a long-term transportation reform and funding package that contains new revenues to make road safety improvements, fill potholes and repair local streets, expand public transit, build highway improvements, bridges and overpasses. The bill would raise at least $5 billion annually to relieve the State’s worst congestion. The revenues will be split equally between state and local transportation priorities.

SB 1 is expected to bring approximately $1 billion per year in transportation funding to LA County. With SB 1 funding Metro can expand upon the commitments in Measure M to accelerate project delivery, expand public transit and reduce congestion and improve air quality in some of the most polluted communities in the State of California.

See below a map of Metro’s Program of Projects that could be funded from SB 1.

Los Angeles County Highway and Transit Projects

Want updates on Senate Bill 1 and LA County Transportation Projects?
Visit Metro’s “The Source” Blog .

For more information on SB 1 and State Funding for Projects around California visit: http://rebuildingca.ca.gov/ .


In LA County, transportation decisions are an integral part of the political process and daily life for the average citizen. Because of the dynamic policy-making process and the involvement of multiple levels of government, Metro's ability to plan, program and deliver transportation services is greatly impacted by federal, state and local legislation.

Metro's Government Relations Department directs and coordinates all activities relating to legislation and elected officials, involving legislative analyses, budgets, board and executive staff reports, briefings and tours for elected officials, administrators, businesses and civic leaders. Department staff serve as the principal liaisons to all federal, state and local elected officials, government agencies, commissions and their staff.

The department develops Metro's legislative goals and objectives, obtains legislative support and monitors the legislative process for impacts on the work of Metro.

Mobility 21 Coalition website


Whether you are a transit rider, motorist, bicyclist or just a concerned citizen, your active involvement in the legislative process could make difference. Determine which U.S. Congressional , State Senate , State Assembly or LA County Supervisorial District represents you. Otherwise, if you know the specific bill number, go to the official California Legislative Information website to view the current status of bills. For federal legislation, click on the Library of Congress, Thomas website.

Call or write to your representatives to express your opinions on legislative issues. They are your voice in the legislative process and they need to know what you think.


Government Relations Staff

Michael Turner
Deputy Executive Officer
turnerm@metro.net

Raffi Hamparian
Senior Director, Federal Affairs
hamparianr@metro.net

Marisa Valdez Yeager
Senior Manager, Federal Affairs
yeagerm@metro.net

Michael Davies
Senior Manager, Federal Affairs
daviesm@metro.net

Desarae Jones
Government Relations Administrator, State Affairs
jonesde@metro.net






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