L.A.'s '30/10' Plan Moves Ahead

At first considered a long-shot, the idea being pushed by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to fast-track 30 years worth of transit projects into 10 is gaining support at the highest levels.
June 10, 2010, 10am PDT | Nate Berg
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Some are calling the plan one of the most progressive steps in transportation infrastructure planning today, and the idea's growing popularity at the federal level is leading many to believe that it will move forward.

"Essentially, 30/10 proposes leveraging the half-cent sales tax increase to which 68% of Los Angeles County residents agreed when they passed Measure R with federal loans secured by those tax revenues. Those loans would allow the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to build the 12 crucial projects specified in the measure in just 10 years rather than the projected 30."

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Published on Thursday, June 10, 2010 in Los Angeles Times
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