LACBC Endorses Measure J

October 25, 2012
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LACBC is endorsing Measure J to extend the Measure R half-cent sales tax for transportation for an additional 30 years. In 2008, LA County residents voted to approve Measure R, which provided $40 billion for specified transit and highway projects, bus operations, and local transportation improvements. Many cities, like Los Angeles, are using its Measure R local returns to build out their bike networks. Measure J would accelerate these projects by providing a more predictable revenue stream against which Metro and local cities can bond to build projects now.


LACBC works closely with MoveLA, the coalition of labor, business, and environmental organizations backing Measure J. MoveLA shares our vision of a bikeable, walkable, and transit-friendly Los Angeles County and are working with us at Metro to ensure that our regional transportation policy supports these goals. As LACBC makes the case for greater investments in biking and walking ("active transportation"), Move LA will be right there with us. We encourage you to support Measure J on Election Day on Tuesday, November 6th.