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LA Metro approves 30-year transportation plan

The plan details how the LA Metro will add more than 100 miles of rail over the next 30 years.
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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (LA Metro) board yesterday approved the agency’s updated 2020 Long Range Transportation Plan, a $400 billion, 30-year transportation blueprint for Los Angeles County.

The plan outlines how LA Metro will fund, plan, build, manage and maintain the region’s transportation system, and how LA Metro partners should deliver projects and programs, agency officials said in a press release.

The plan details how the agency will add more than 100 miles of rail over the next 30 years, and calls for improvements to the overall transit experience including for bus and microtransit options.

The plan also calls for over $200 billion for operations and state of good repair.

Through public outreach over the past two years that included 77 community events, 38 public meetings and 20,000 survey responses from the public, LA Metro has distilled the region’s desires into four goals: better transit, less congestion, complete streets and access to opportunity.

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