Measure R Planning - Valley-Westside Rail Tunnel Sept 27, 2012 0:47:01 GMT -8
Post by ieko on Sept 27, 2012 0:47:01 GMT -8
I'd be all for it. Just saying there are obstacles.
Hopefully, the 110 and 10 HOT lanes go well. I've been a big fan of this project even though there are quite a few people of both political persuasions who are dead against it. Ironically, this was a Bush Admin program and this will probably be the sole transit project in LA County that we really got help with from the feds out of that Admin unless you count the Eastside Gold Line, which was really a remnant of the Eastside Red Line which secured funding under the Clinton Admin.
One problem with the 110 and 10 project is the transponder roll out is a little awkward and also, it is really unclear as to where the proceeds from the tolls are going to go to. I know they are going to buy some buses, but is the Silver Line going to be improved, are there going to be additional routes or service. I follow transit and it is hard for me to tell, so that means the public has no idea of the benefits to public transit from the project, which is a major lost opportunity unless it changes.
The Silver Line is (& has been getting) additional service through the funding for the ExpressLanes Project. The money for the increase in frequencies this past shakeup was from this project. and will continue to be aiding the service.
The Gardena Municipal Bus Lines, & Torrance Transit also have gotten money for operations and have also purchased buses that're for the project. Foothill may have gotten funding too, but I can't remember.
Artesia Transit Center and many of the Harbor Transitway Stations are getting improvements because of the ExpressLanes project as well.