By Rachel Kaufman.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority sees a rosy future ahead, according to the State of the Agency addressdelivered by Metro CEO Phillip A. Washington, outgoing Metro chair and LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and incoming Metro chair Sheila Kuehl.
MyNewsLA said the three speakers “outlined a vision where Metro will not just improve transportation but also help the county make headway in the areas of education, housing and homelessness.”
Significant to these efforts is Measure M, a sales tax approved by voters in 2016 that is expected to generate $120 billion in funding over 40 years.
In his address, Garcetti called the measure “the largest infrastructure initiative in this country’s history, times two….We must show the public that their tax dollars…[are] indeed well spent.”