Local Buses Among the First to Benefit from L.A. County's Measure M

Fifteen municipal or regional bus services in Los Angeles County that receive funding from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will be among the first to benefit from a newly approved transportation sales tax.

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November 30, 2016, 9:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


Foothill Transit

A Foothill Transit bus in El Monte. | Oran Viriyincy / Flickr

Steve Scauzillo reports on the surprising benefits of Measure M, a countywide transportation funding measure approved by voters in November, to local bus services around the county.

Case in point: the city of Norwalk, where Norwalk Transit "will get a 10 percent bump in its annual budget starting in 2017 and continuing each year for perpetuity." According to Scauzillo, the funding bump is common to the county's local bus agencies: "their Measure M share may show up sooner and be more relatable to bus riders than any mega-project funded in the measure."

A sidebar running next to Scauzillo's article details the transit funding windfall in annual dollar amounts to each local bus service:

  • Foothill Transit: $11.1 million
  • Long Beach Transit: $9.8 million
  • Santa Monica Big Blue Bus: $8.4 million
  • Montebello Municipal Bus Lines: $3.5 million
  • Torrance Transit: $2.69 million
  • Santa Clarita Transit: $2.65 million
  • Antelope Valley Transit: $2.5 million
  • Culver City Transit: $2.24 million
  • Gardena GTrans: $2.22 million
  • Norwalk Transit System: $1.3 million
  • Redondo Beach The WAVE and Beach City Transit: $305,000
  • Commerce Municipal Bus Lines: $161,000
  • Arcadia Transit: $119,400
  • Claremont Dial a Ride: $76,000
  • La Mirada Transit: $47,000

In the case of Norwalk Transit, the funding could enable new bus lines and the restoration of lines cut from the system in leaner times.

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