Mobility 21: Rally for Measure J

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The Week in Livable Streets Events

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Here we are at the week that connects Carmageddon to CicLAvia. It’s bound to be a strange one, right? Tuesday – At 8 a.m. tomorrow morning, Mobility 21 hosts a “rally for Measure J” in Downtown Los Angeles. With just over a month left in the election season, business and labor interests are finally beginning […]

Who Is Lining Up to Fight Measure M

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So far, most of Streetsblog L.A.’s coverage of Measure M, Metro’s sales tax proposal that will be on the fall ballot, has been positive. With our eyes fixed on graphics showing the growth of our rail and rapid bus network, a robust active transportation funding program, and some flexibility in the language allocating highway funding; […]

Boxer, Villaraigosa, Talk to Mobility 21 About Local Infrastructure Crisis

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On Friday, transportation professionals, elected officials, and businesses gathered in Anaheim for the Mobility 21 Summit to discuss strategies to improve transportation and mobility in Southern California. One of the main themes of the event was the region’s failing transportation infrastructure, and fittingly, it took place on the eve of Carmageddon. The full weekend closure […]

Beyond the Spin, Breaking Down Measure J

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On Monday, October 15, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was feeling good. The Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Newspaper Group, which includes the Daily News, Daily Breeze, Long Beach Press-Telegram, SGV Tribune and Pasadena Star-News, had endorsed Measure J. In front of the hundreds of transit advocates and professionals at Railvolution, a sales tax extension […]

Measure R++? Maybe in 2014. Probably in 2016

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In November of 2012, the Measure J ballot initiative went down to a narrow defeat despite garnering over 66% of the vote. Measure J would have extended the 2008 Measure R sales tax so that further bonding would be possible and promised transit projects could be completed sooner. From pretty much the moment the final […]