LA Metro CEO outlines 100-year plan to improve transit on Eyewitness Newsmakers

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On Eyewitness Newsmakers, host Adrienne Alpert interviewed Los Angeles Metro CEO Phillip Washington and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia. (KABC)

On Eyewitness Newsmakers, host Adrienne Alpert interviewed Los Angeles Metro CEO Phillip Washington about a 100-year plan voters may decide on in November.

The plan would add a 40-year half-cent sales tax throughout the county, making the price tag about $120 billion dollars. Voters will also decide whether to extend the half-cent tax from transit Measure R.

The billions would fund more rail, bus, and road plans, including a train tunnel under the 405 Freeway.

The Metro Board will decide in June whether to place the question on the November ballot, where it needs a two-thirds vote to pass. Until then, the public can comment at community meetings.

For a time and meeting near you: www.metro.net/theplan.

Later on Newsmakers, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia was a guest. He talked about the impact of social media on government and how Long Beach eased a long-time parking problem.

Newsmakers airs 11 a.m. Sunday on ABC7.
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