The National Journal website posted a good question today: is the 30/10 Initiative a good idea?
It’s worth a read. Three proponents of the plan have responded thus far, pointing out the benefits of using federal loans and financing to build a dozen Measure R mass transit projects now — not 30 years down the road. The money would be largely repaid by using Measure R revenues.
Don’t care about transportation funding policy, you say? Well, let me put it this way: If you don’t mind waiting until 2036 for the Westside Subway Extension to reach Westwood, then ignore this post. And that’s just one of several projects that would see a greatly accelerated timeline.