#DamienTalksSGV 14 – Metro Board Chair John Fasana and Measure M

Today #DamienTalks with Metro board chair and Duarte City Councilmember John Fasana. Actually, it is more like #DougTalks, as Doug Lewis completes his internship with us by conducting the majority of our interview with the Metro boss.

Damien Talks SGV logoEarlier this week, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors took the last step in placing what will almost certainly be called Measure M on the ballot this November. If it receives two-thirds support from L.A. County voters, the current half-cent transportation sales tax passed by voters in 2008 will be extended past its 2050 sunset and a new half-cent tax will be added.

Fasana, who is known for being something of a transportation wonk, can barely contain his excitement for how Metro will be able to expand transportation options and improving the quantity and quality of Metro’s services.

Doug and the Metro chair also discuss access to parks and other public spaces. Yes, of course there is a discussion of the first-mile last-mile issues the agency is continually trying to figure out, but there is more the agency can do to provide access to our open spaces.

#DamienTalks is supported by Foothill Transit, offering car-free travel throughout the San Gabriel Valley with connections to the new Gold Line Stations across the Foothills and Commuter Express lines traveling into the heart of Downtown L.A. To plan your trip, visit foothilltransit.org. “Foothill Transit. Going Good Places.”