Join the business-labor-environmental coalition to celebrate the mayor’s transportation legacy
After eight years as mayor of Los Angeles, during the worst recession of our lifetimes, LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s accomplishments for LA County’s transportation system clearly stand out as his most significant legacy. In fact, he may go down in history as LA’s transportation mayor.
Below is a summary of what we believe to be his Top 12 Transportation Achievements, with a link to why we think this is true. In sum: LA will have transit lines from the valleys to the beaches within our lifetimes! The impact of Measure R and the 30-10 plan alone may end up being as important to our city’s future as William Mulholland’s water project — only this time the initiative was democratic because the voters had their say! (And they voted for Measure by 67.83%.)
Mayor Villaraigosa’s Top 12 remarkable transportation accomplishments: 1) LA’s got new mojo! 2) Measure R will double LA County’s transit network. 3) Business, labor and environmentalists are working together to accelerate Measure R. 4) The federal government has become a smart lender and not just a big spender. 6) LA Metro has the cleanest bus fleet in the world and the lowest fares in the U.S. 7) There are tens of thousands of good jobs for low-income communities building transit. 8) LA’s becoming better for walking and biking. 9) Public-private partnerships can create new resources for transit. 10) High-occupancy toll lanes are reducing congestion and emissions. 11) Synchronized signals will provide traffic relief. 12) The Transit Corridors Cabinet is reorienting LA around transit. For the full explanation click here.
The party is in the Fred Harvey Room at Union Station on Wednesday, June 12 from 5-8 p.m. For more information go to http://www.movela.org. Among those in attendance will be LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, LA Metro Board Member Richard Katz, LA Chamber CEO Gary Toebben, LA County Federation of Labor Executive Secretary Treasurer Maria Elena Durazo, LA/OC Counties Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary Ron Miller, Assemblymember Mike Feuer, LA City Attorney-elect, and many more.