Unlocking Billions in Local Transportation Funding
The lobbyists at SYASL have a long track record of successfully helping our clients secure billions of dollars in funding for transportation projects. Over the years, we’ve helped our clients secure massive amounts in direct funding for local congestion relieving projects. Examples include:
Enacted AB 2321 (Feuer, Chapter 302, Statutes of 2008), which lead to voter approval of Measure R, a local ½-cent sales tax dedicated to transportation in Los Angeles county for a duration of 30 years. When it was approved by voters in 2008, Measure R was projected to generate $40 billion over the life of the tax. At the time, this was the largest local transportation funding program in the state.
Enacted SB 1422 (Ridley-Thomas, Chapter 547, Statutes of 2008), which allowed Los Angeles County to receive $210 million from the Federal Transit Administration to demonstrate congestion pricing on State Routes 110 and 10 Freeways.
Enacted SB 767 (de León, Chapter 580, Statutes of 2015) which authorized the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) to impose by ordinance an additional local, countywide, one-half-cent sales tax. Los Angeles County voters ultimately approved Measure M on the November 2016 General Election ballot and authorized $120 billion in transportation funding for Los Angeles County transportation priorities. All of this revenue is locally generated and local controlled. This is currently the largest local transportation funding program in the state.