Tax­pay­ers aren’t get­ting the bang-for-buck promised in trans­porta­tion projects

Vot­ers in the nation’s most pop­u­lous coun­ty have shown a will­ing­ness to tax them­selves to improve crum­bling trans­porta­tion infra­struc­ture. But Los Ange­les Coun­ty vot­ers aren’t get­ting any­where near their mon­ey’s worth, a new study shows.
Vot­ers in the Cal­i­for­nia coun­ty of more than 9.5 mil­lion peo­ple, home to Hol­ly­wood, Pacif­ic Ocean beach­es famil­iar in movies and tele­vi­sion, and scores more icon­ic sites, backed a sweep­ing Novem­ber 2016 trans­porta­tion fund­ing bal­lot mea­sure. It was meant to “ease traf­fic, repair local streets and side­walks, expand pub­lic trans­porta­tion, earth­quake retro­fit bridges and sub­si­dize tran­sit fares for stu­dents, seniors and per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties,” accord­ing to LA Metro, the South­ern Cal­i­for­nia coun­ty’s pub­lic tran­sit agency.
LUMMIS ACCUSES BIDEN OF FAVORING BLUE NEW MEXICO OVER RED STATES IN ENERGY POLICIES
Mea­sure M was over­whelm­ing­ly approved by Los Ange­les Coun­ty vot­ers the same day the nation elect­ed Don­ald Trump as …