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. The Westside Cities subregion includes Beverly Hills, Culver City, parts of the city of Los Angeles, Santa Monica and West Hollywood. Major projects that would receive Measure M funding in this area include a northern extension of the Crenshaw/LAX Line, the Sepulveda Pass Transit Corridor (a potential rail line between the San Fernando Valley and LAX in three phases) and a bus rapid transit project on Lincoln Boulevard.