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Old 06-09-2010, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Looks like the Mayor's push to fund local transit projects so that they get built in 10 years, instead of 30 is GAINING real traction.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's 30/10 plan: Moving forward - latimes.com

This is very good news for Los Angeles (and LA County in general). You can say all the negative things you want about Villaraigosa...but if this happens he can go spend the rest of his term in Hawaii (on the public dime) as far as I am concerned. This will be a huge and much needed boost to LA's transit system.
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:28 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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i heard that the next transpo bill isn't due until 2011 sometime so we'd have to wait until then to get the project started unfortunately. i hope what i heard was wrong.
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:32 PM
 
Location: West LA
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I agree with SoCal35. If Mayor Villaraigosa gets this executed he will wind up having public works named after him in the not to distant future.
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Old 06-09-2010, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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Wonderful news and we can also thank the Democratic congress led by Nancy Pelosi. We can rename Los Angeles Villaraigosaville if he pulls this off!
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Old 06-09-2010, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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i heard that the next transpo bill isn't due until 2011 sometime so we'd have to wait until then to get the project started unfortunately. i hope what i heard was wrong.

Yes...the congressional agenda is pretty jammed as it is. And 2010 is an election year.

But transportation to some degree is a bipartisan affair....Ray LaHood (Sect. of Trans) is a Republican after all. So let's hope it all comes together....
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Old 06-10-2010, 01:23 AM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Wonderful news and we can also thank the Democratic congress led by Nancy Pelosi. We can rename Los Angeles Villaraigosaville if he pulls this off!
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Old 06-10-2010, 01:25 AM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Looks like the Mayor's push to fund local transit projects so that they get built in 10 years, instead of 30 is GAINING real traction.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's 30/10 plan: Moving forward - latimes.com

This is very good news for Los Angeles (and LA County in general). You can say all the negative things you want about Villaraigosa...but if this happens he can go spend the rest of his term in Hawaii (on the public dime) as far as I am concerned. This will be a huge and much needed boost to LA's transit system.
This is desperately needed. We are SO far behind mass transit-wise and I'm glad our leaders are finally doing something about it!
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Old 06-10-2010, 12:24 PM
 
Location: NoHo (North Hollywood)
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Wow! I'm pleasantly surprised at all the posters thus far. I was expecting the reactions to be negative towards Villaraigosa as I've normally seen.

Good work Antonio. Let's hope this takes off sooner than later. There's a reason why Californians time and time again continue to approve propositions related to traffic mitigation.
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