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On June 23, the Metro Board is expected to approve a ballot initiative that's being called Measure R2, for a half-cent sales tax to be placed on the November ballot. If LA County voters approve it, it would mean billions of dollars in more transit funds. The question is, how should it be spent? Some are worried that a disproportionate amount of money will go to freeways and light-rail, and not enough to improving bus, bike and pedestrian infrastructure. Others say this transit debate misses the point, and fails to plan for new ways of getting around, such as autonomous vehicles.

Photo: The new downtown Santa Monica stop on the Expo Line (Avishay Artsy)

More:
DnA: Measure R2 Sparks Debate on the Future of LA Transportation
LA Times Opinion: Metro's plan for LA transit would be transformative...with one small fix
LA Times Opinion: Metro is giving LA County's working-class hubs a raw deal
LA Times Opinion: LA needs a great public transit system. Is a permanent sales tax the best way to do it?

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Frances Anderton
Avishay Artsy

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