How Should LA Spend the Stimulus?

Councilman Eric Garcetti shares in this letter the plans of the City of Los Angeles for the future stimulus money they are to receive.  He outlines the criteria for project selection and specifically mentions $850 million for “public transportation infrastructure.”  When I saw this I got excited, knowing that LA is one of the worst examples of a car-dominated society and that public tranport is desperately needed, but my heart sank when I saw that the money would be shared between bus, rail and highways projects.”  If history repeats itself, that will mostly mean more highways, which we know hasn’t fixed LA’s problems in the past and won’t in the future.  If you live in the LA area, please comment on the site about how you hope that a lot of that money will go towards public transit.


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