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ARRA Surface Transportation Funding

The attached flowchart was prepared by Metro to assist local agencies with the critical path for submittals for surface transportation funds made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Call for Projects

Metro is responsible for managing the L.A. County Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and allocating discretionary federal, state and local funds to improve surface transportation throughout the county.  

Corridor Mobility Improvement Account (CMIA)

On November 7 2006, the voters approved by a simple majority Prop. 1B: The Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006. 

Federal Section 5310 Program

The FTA Section 5310 program provides funding to qualified non-profit social service and public agencies for the purchase of accessible vehicles and other equipment to serve the elderly and individuals with disabilities.

Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee - Measure M

The Measure M Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee of Metro (“Committee”) provides an enhanced level of accountability for expenditures of sales tax revenues made under the Expenditure Plan. 

Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee – Measure R

Measure R is a half-cent sales tax for Los Angeles County to finance new transportation projects and programs, and accelerate those already in the pipeline. All Measure R funds will be spent in accordance with the plan approved by voters.

Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee – Prop A and C

The Independent Citizen’s Advisory and Oversight Committee (ICAOC) was appointed under the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Reform and Accountability Act of 1998, approved by voters in November 1998.

Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committees (ITOC)

The Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committees are independent committees formed to monitor and ensure that all tax measure revenue is spent for transportation purposes as specified in ordinances.

Joint Development - Boyle Heights

In November 2009, the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension opened and began providing residents on the Eastside new light rail transit service which connected to a wide network of rail lines throughout the county.

Joint Development - Central Los Angeles

Westlake MacArthur Park – Phase B, Vermont and Santa Monica, West Hollywood (Division 7) and Taylor Yards.

Joint Development - Crenshaw/LAX

The Crenshaw/LAX Line will serve the cities of Los Angeles, Inglewood and El Segundo, and portions of unincorporated Los Angeles County.

Joint Development - Division 6

Expo Line, Venice (Division 6)

Joint Development - Expo/Crenshaw Station

In January 2014, Metro broke ground on the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, an 8.5-mile, eight-station light rail transit line running from the Metro Exposition Line at Crenshaw and Exposition Boulevards to the Metro Green Line at the Aviation/LAX Station. The Crenshaw/LAX Line will serve the cities of Los Angeles, Inglewood and El Segundo, and portions of unincorporated Los Angeles County.

Joint Development - North Hollywood Station

Project Updates: North Hollywood and Sepulveda

Joint Development – Vermont/Santa Monica Station

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Local Return Program

The Proposition A and Proposition C Local Return programs are two one-half cent sales tax measures approved by Los Angeles County voters to fund a countywide transit development program.

Transit Oriented Communities

According to the Center For Transit Oriented Development, Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is a type of community development that includes a mixture of housing, office, retail and/or other commercial development.

Transit Supportive Planning

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Transit Supportive Planning Toolkit

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Transit Supportive Planning Toolkit (the Toolkit) details specific policies and programs that can be used to promote Transit Oriented Communities (TOC).

Transportation Development Act, Article 3

Transportation Development Act Article 3 funds are used by cities within Los Angeles County for the planning and construction of bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

Transportation Funding

Metro is required by federal law to program TIP revenues across all transportation modes (pedestrian, bicycle, transit, highway) in Los Angeles County based on the planning requirements of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TIP-21). 

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