Measure M project descriptions

Here is the Measure M spending plan and timeline followed by brief project descriptions.

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Airport Rail Connector and Green Line Rail Extension

Connects Metro Green Line Rail, Crenshaw/LAX Line Rail, and Metro and municipal bus service to the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) via the LAX Automated People Mover.

Purple Line Rail Subway Extension: Century City West to Westwood/VA Hospital

Extends Purple Line Rail Subway 2.5 miles along Wilshire Bl, two stations, from Century City West to Westwood/VA Hospital; connects the Sepulveda Pass underground via the Westwood/UCLA Station.

High Desert Multi-Purpose Corridor: SR-14 to SR-18

Builds the Los Angeles County portion of a new freeway and toll lanes with parallel rail/transit service and a bikeway to connect cities in the Antelope and Victor Valleys, including Palmdale and Lancaster.

I-5 Truck and Carpool Lane Additions: SR-14 Interchange to Lake Hughes Rd

Adds one truck lane and one carpool lane in each direction, while maintaining existing general purpose lanes.

Gold Line Rail Extension: Foothill to Claremont

Extends Gold Line Rail 11 miles and adds five stations, from Citrus College Station to the Claremont Metrolink Station; linking Claremont, Glendora, La Verne, Pomona and San Dimas.

Orange Line BRT Connector to Gold Line Rail

15.3-mile bus rapid transit line from North Hollywood Orange/Red Line Rail Station to the Gold Line Rail in Pasadena. The project could be converted to a rail service at a later date if ridership demand outgrows the bus rapid service capacity.

Orange Line BRT Improvements

Enables Orange Line bus rapid transit buses to bypass several key intersections to improve bus speeds and passenger travel times.

East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor

9.2-mile high-capacity transit project, 14 stations, connecting the Orange Line Van Nuys station to the Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station.

West Santa Ana Transit Corridor

New light rail connection from the city of Artesia to Union Station spanning 20 miles using city streets, Metro, and ports-owned rail right-of-way. The project would be built in two phases: first between Artesia and the Green Line and then between the Green Line and Union Station.

Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Track Enhancement Project

Constructs a portion of the Crenshaw/LAX light rail line (currently under construction) adjacent to the LAX runways so it is fully underground.

Sepulveda Pass ExpressLane Transit Corridor

Adds two ExpressLanes in each direction along the I-405 from I-10 to US-101, while maintaining current general purpose lanes, to provide express bus service connecting the San Fernando Valley to Westwood.

Vermont BRT Corridor: Hollywood Bl to 120th St

Adds a 12.5-mile high capacity bus rapid transit corridor from Hollywood Bl to 120th St. The project could be converted to a rail service at a later date if ridership demand outgrows the bus rapid service capacity.

SR-57/SR-60 Interchange Improvements

Two miles of freeway, on-ramp, auxiliary lane and street widening improvements in the vicinity of Grand Av and Golden Springs Dr.

Green Line Rail Extension: Redondo Beach to Torrance Transit Center

Extends Green Line Rail 4.7 miles, four stations, from Redondo Beach to the Torrance Transit Center.23. Vermont BRT Corridor: Hollywood Bl to 120th St Adds a 12.5-mile high capacity bus rapid transit corridor from Hollywood Bl to 120th St. The project could be converted to a rail service at a later date if ridership demand outgrows the bus rapid service capacity.

I-710 South Corridor Zero Emission Truck Lane Additions: Long Beach to Commerce

Adds two Zero-Emission truck lanes in each direction, for a total of 18 miles, while maintaining current general purpose lanes. The project includes improvements to the Shoemaker Bridge. The project is planned to be built in two phases.

I-105 ExpressLane Additions: I-405 to I-605

Creates two additional ExpressLanes, totaling 16 miles, while maintaining current general purpose lanes in each direction.

Sepulveda Pass Transit Tunnel

An 8.8-mile high-capacity transit project between the Orange Line’s Van Nuys Station and the Purple Line Extension’s Wilshire/Westwood Station with a stop on the UCLA campus.

Gold Line Eastside Rail Extension

Extends Gold Line Rail east from Atlantic Station. Two alignments are planned for construction, one along SR-60 to South El Monte, and the other along Washington Bl to Whittier.

West Santa Ana Transit Corridor Segment 2

New light rail connection from the City of Artesia to Union Station spanning 20 miles using city streets, Metro, and ports-owned rail right-of-way. Segment 2 would run be between the Green Line and Union Station.

I-5 South Corridor Lane Additions: I-605 to I-710

Adds one general purpose lane and one carpool lane in each direction, for a total of seven miles. When complete, there will be a total of five general purpose lanes and one carpool lane in each direction.

Crenshaw Line Rail Northern Extension to West Hollywood

Extends Crenshaw Line Rail north from the Expo/Crenshaw Station to Hollywood at the Red Line Rail Hollywood/Highland Station.

I-405/I-110 ExpressLanes Direct Connect Ramps & Interchange Improvements

The new project provides direct connector ramps between ExpressLanes on the I-110 and I-405.

LAX BRT Connector to Santa Monica

Links Airport Metro Connector to Expo Line Rail via a bus rapid transit corridor along Lincoln Bl. The project could be converted to a rail service at a later date if ridership demand outgrows the bus rapid service capacity.

Metro Rail and ExpressLanes Extension from Westwood to LAX Metro Connector

Ten-mile high-capacity transit and rail extension from Wilshire/Westwood Station to the Airport Metro Connector. Project could also add ExpressLanes along the I-405 that provides express bus service connecting Westwood to LAX.

LA River Bike Path Extension: Canoga Park to Glendale

Constructs a 12-mile bike path along the LA River connecting Canoga Park to Glendale. The project will complete the LA River Bike Path between Downtown Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.

LA River Waterway and Bike Path: Elysian Valley to Maywood

Constructs eight-mile bike path along the LA River connecting the Elysian Valley to the City of Maywood through downtown Los Angeles. The measure will complete the LA River Bike Path between Long Beach and the Sepulveda Basin in the San Fernando Valley.

I-605/I-10 Interchange Improvements

Interchange improvements in all directions (North, South, East and West).

SR-60/I-605 Carpool Interchange Improvements

Improves interchanges from I-605 Rose Hills to I-10, and SR-60 from Santa Anita to Turnbull Canyon. Includes: new auxiliary lanes, wider lanes and bridges, interchange connectors and ramp improvements.

LA River Waterway and Bike Path: Elysian Valley to Maywood

Constructs eight-mile bike path along the LA River connecting the Elysian Valley to the City of Maywood through downtown Los Angeles. The measure will complete the LA River Bike Path between Long Beach and the Sepulveda Basin in the San Fernando Valley.

Historic Downtown Streetcar

Builds a 3.8-mile streetcar along existing traffic lanes from 1st St to 11th St in downtown Los Angeles.

 

 

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  1. FINALLY, on the day of the election, Metro is issuing a summary of the proposed Measure M projects. This is something that should have been done weeks, if not months, ago. Too bad that this list is not broken down by Sub Region nor are the projected start and completion dates shown.

    Instead, over the past several weeks I have prepared a summary sheet that I would have liked to see from Metro. These data were generated from several Metro webpages using several PC programs, such as PDF Converter and Microsoft Word and Excel.

    First I converted Attachment A of “Agenda Number:4.1 REGULAR BOARD MEETING. Of MARCH 24, 2016 PDF to a Word file and then to an Excel spreadsheet that I sorted by Sub Region and projected Ground Breaking Date. The process took approximately 20+ hours spread over several weeks. I assume that t would have taken Metro much less time because all of the date are on its website and easily accessed.

    I then converted http://theplan.metro.net/projects-subregions/#northco PDF file found by clicking on project map found on http://theplan.metro.net/ to a Word file and added projected Ground Breaking and Ribbon Cutting dates obtained from the aforementioned spreadsheet.

    Below is my summary of projects for the Gateway Cities sub region

    5. I-105 ExpressLane Additions: I-405 to I-605
    Creates two additional ExpressLanes, totaling 16 miles, while maintaining current general purpose lanes in each direction.
    Ground-Breaking Start Date: 2027
    Expected Ribbon Cutting – 1st Year/3rd Year: 2029/ 2031

    7, 18. I-710 South Corridor Zero Emission Truck Lane Additions: Long Beach to Commerce
    Adds two Zero-Emission truck lanes in each direction, for a total of 18 miles, while maintaining current general purpose lanes. The project includes improvements to the Shoemaker Bridge.
    Ground-Breaking Start Date: 2032
    Expected Ribbon Cutting – 1st Year/3rd Year: 2041 / 2043

    13, 25. West Santa Ana Transit Corridor, Segment 1
    New light rail connection from the City of Artesia to Union Station spanning 20 miles using city streets, Metro, and ports-owned rail right-of-way.
    Ground-Breaking Start Date: 2023
    Expected Ribbon Cutting – 1st Year/3rd Year: 2029 / 2031

    16. I-5 South Corridor Lane Additions: I-605 to I-710
    Adds one general purpose lane and one carpool lane in each direction, for a total of seven miles. When complete, there will be a total of five general purpose lanes and one carpool lane in each direction.
    Ground-Breaking Start Date: 2041
    Expected Ribbon Cutting – 1st Year/3rd Year: 2047 / 2049

    21, 32. Gold Line Eastside Rail Extension
    Extends Gold Line Rail east from Atlantic Station. Two alignments are planned for construction, one along SR-60 to South El Monte, and the other along Washington Bl to Whittier.
    Ground-Breaking Start Date: 2029
    Expected Ribbon Cutting – 1st Year/3rd Year: 2035 / 2037

    30. Green Line Rail Extension to Norwalk Metrolink Station
    Extends Metro Green Line Rail 2.8 miles from Norwalk to the Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs Metrolink Station.
    Ground-Breaking Start Date: 20513r

    33. Regional Commuter Rail (Metrolink and Amtrak) Improvements
    Various capital improvements to enhance travel times, service reliability and speed on Metrolink and Amtrak.
    Ground-Breaking Start Date: 40 Year Program

    37. I-605 Corridor “Hot Spot” Interchange Improvements
    Improvements to various interchanges along the I-605 freeway to eliminate bottlenecks and improve traffic flow at on- and off-ramps from the Orange County Line to the SR-60 Freeway.
    Ground-Breaking Start Date: 40 Year Program

    LA River Waterway and Bike Path: Elysian Valley to Maywood
    Constructs eight-mile bike path along the LA River connecting the Elysian Valley to the City of Maywood through downtown Los Angeles. The measure will complete the LA River Bike Path between Long Beach and the Sepulveda Basin in the San Fernando Valley.
    Ground-Breaking Start Date: 2023
    Expected Ribbon Cutting – 1st Year/3rd Year: 2025 / 2027

    I even made Word tables of the Local Return Allocations for all sub regions not included here for brevity reasons.

    The numbers for several projects are taken from the Metro data and correspond to locations on the overall LA County map. I could have added the estimated 2016 and escalated costs, but I felt this would not be of interest to the casual reader.
    These descriptions should also have enlarged maps of each sub region, but this was beyond my capabilities.

  2. Why can’t the 501 at least try to emulate what’s being proposed with the Orange BRT? The proposed BRT stops are exactly what’s needed on this route.

    Also, the BRT (& the 501) should terminate at Lake Station. It’s a quick and efficient transit stop. Let the Gold Line take passengers into the heart of Pasadena.

  3. […] El conteo no ha terminado, pero la M lleva una ventaja sustancial y más de 1.45 millones de residentes del condado votaron a favor de ella. Hay muchas razones que explican esto, pero lo importante es que el 69.8% de los votantes (hasta ahora) apoyaron la Medida M, en 2012, el 66.1% respaldó la Medida J (que no pudo aprobarse por un estrecho margen) y en 2008, el 67.9% votó por la Medida R, el impuesto a las ventas que ofreció fondos iniciales para muchos proyectos de la Medida M. […]

    • Maybe it was a good thing after all that Measure J did not pass. The delay I think has given us a better system than before.

  4. GREAT!! but can we PLEASE fix SM Blvd?! the right lanes in both directions going through beverly hills are SO bad, riding a bike feels like the tires are gonna explode…