The Measure M sales tax measure was approved by voters in 2016 for Los Angeles County’s comprehensive plan to improve transportation and ease traffic congestion through the following core goals:
- Improve freeway traffic flow; reduce bottlenecks and ease traffic congestion.
- Expand the rail and rapid transit system; accelerate rail construction and build new rail lines; enhance local, regional, and express bus service; and improve system connectivity.
- Repave local streets repair potholes, synchronize signals; improve neighborhood streets and intersections, and enhance bike and pedestrian connections.
- Keep the transit and highway system safe; earthquake-retrofit bridges, enhance freeway and transit system safety, and keep the transportation system in good working condition.
- Make public transportation more accessible, convenient, and affordable for seniors, students, and the disabled and provide better mobility options for our aging population.
- Embrace technology and innovation; incorporate modern technology, new advancements, and emerging innovations into the local transportation system.
- Create jobs, reduce pollution, and generate local economic benefits ; increase personal quality time and overall quality of life.
- Provide accountability and transparency; protect and monitor the public’s investments through independent audits and oversight.
No earlier than July 1, 2039, the Metro Board of Directors shall increase the percentage of Net Revenues allocated to the Regional Rail program of the Local Return and Regional Rail Subfund from one percent (1%) to two percent (2%) provided that the recipient(s) satisfy certain performance criteria, which shall be adopted by the Metro Board of Directors. Any such increase in Net Revenues allocated to Regional Rail shall be offset by corresponding reductions in Net Revenues allocated to either the Transit, First/Last Mile (Capital) Subfund or Highway, Active Transportation, Complete Streets (Capital) Subfund, or both. No reduction shall delay any projects in Attachment A of the Measure M Ordinance.
On July 1, 2039, the percentage of Net Revenues allocated to the Local Return program shall increase by three percent of Net Revenues. The Metro Board of Directors shall make corresponding reductions to either the Transit Construction or Highway Construction programs, or both. No reduction shall delay any projects in Attachment A of the Measure M Ordinance.