Saturday, January 10, 2015

Addressing Social Equity and Public Health in Metro Long Range Transportation Plan

Currently, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Agency (“Metro”) is updating its Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), a 30 year plan representing over $300 billion dollars through 2050 in the region.The LRTP update is proceeding in parallel with the formulation of a potential 2016 ballot measure to levy an additional half-cent sales tax for transportation, yielding up to $24 billion in new revenue over 30 years for new projects and programs. This coming year will prove to be a critical time period for Los Angeles County stakeholders to weigh in with a policy platform rooted in social equity and public health.

Health Equity and Transportation in the Los Angeles Region

by Jessica Meaney