FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 1, 2009 Contact Aurelio Rojas 213-280-6579
James Bolden 213-200-5314
LOS ANGELES – The Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved a request by Supervisor
Supervisor Ridley-Thomas’ motion is aimed at ensuring that the MTA’s Long Range Transportation Plan provides regional equity and an appropriate balance of projects and priorities.
“The motion addresses funding gaps in the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor and the Gold Line Foothill Extension Project budgets,“ Supervisor Ridley-Thomas said.
The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor project budget is currently $1.7 billion, but residents in the community have identified several concerns regarding public safety and economic impacts. In order to mitigate these issues, the total project budget should include an additional $485 million.
The Gold Line Foothill Extension Project budget, defined by state and county laws as extending from the current terminus in
The long-range plan identifies the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor and Gold Line Foothill Extension as first priorities for non-New Starts federal funding and the downtown Regional Connector and Westside Subway Extension as priorities for federal funding under the New Starts program. There is also a major highway element in the plan.
Supervisor Ridley-Thomas’ motion directs the County’s Chief Executive Officer to work with MTA staff to procure federal funding consistent with the priorities of the long-range transportation plan.
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