Column: Measure M is the future of transit in L.A. — but does it take the actual future into account?
Measure M — M, as in money, M as in moving around — passed handily with Los Angeles County voters, meaning that over the next 40 years, tens of billions of dollars in new sales tax money will make its way to rail lines and buses, to streets and freeways, to students and seniors — all to build a better way of getting around LA. Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Edward Humes has traveled the byways of transit issues in his book “Door to Door: The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World of Transportation,” and he’s concerned that money being spent on transit’s future may not be taking that actual future into account.
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