As part of the Nov. 8 ballot, Los Angeles County voters will be considering Measure M, a half-cent sales tax increase and extension of the Measure R half-cent tax beyond 2039 to pay for transit, highway, walking, biking and other transportation projects. Both taxes would continue in perpetuity or until voters decide to end them.
Metro has produced fact sheets that show the projects and programs in Measure M’s spending plan for each of the nine subregions of the county. Among the cities in the South Bay Cities subregion are Carson, Inglewood, parts of the city of Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach and Torrance; the full list is below. Some of the major projects that Measure M would help fund in the subregion are a Green Line extension to Torrance, ExpressLanes on the 110 to the 405 freeway, ExpressLanes on the 105 between the 405 and 605, a rail station at Aviation/96th where Crenshaw/LAX Line and Green Line riders will transfer to an LAX people mover to be built and the third phase of the Sepulveda Pass Transit Corridor between Westwood and LAX (earlier phases of the potential rail project would connect the San Fernando Valley and Westwood).