I love Los Angeles, but not when I’m stuck in traffic. That’s why I was very happy when LA voters passed Measure R in 2008. And why I was made all the happier when I learned about the 30/10 campaign to complete 12 of the proposed transit extensions in the next 10 years, instead of 30.
I know there are powerful interests working in opposition to this proposal. Highways are big money in our city. So I want to thank Senator Barbara Boxer for standing up to this opposition and pledging her support to the 30/10 campaign. She can help LA secure the congressional loans needed to make our transit system world-class. Thank you Senator!
Samuel E Packard, Los Angeles
I am writing in response to the July 5th article, “Westside Subway Alternatives Narrowed Down.” I think it is great that subway to the sea alternatives are currently being discussed because this is an issue which concerns many here in Los Angeles.
[L.A.] is notorious worldwide for the smog and congestion resulting from the city’s dependence on cars for transportation. Shortening the deadline for the subway project from 30 years to just 10 years would make an incredible impact on reducing traffic and increasing commuter convenience, especially since the population in Los Angeles is expected to increase by over six million people in the next 20 years. That’s why it is so important to make sure that the subway to the sea project gets the adequate funds needed to shorten the deadline and facilitate a cleaner, less congested future for Los Angeles. Senator Boxer’s continued leadership on the initiative has provided the support necessary for its passage.
Dyanne Lawlor, Costa Mesa
I am writing in response to the article “West Side Subway Alternatives Narrowed Down”, printed on July 5th.
I live in Los Angeles, and the traffic congestion here is disgusting. Not only does it waste time, but it wastes gas and causes air pollution.
Luckily, voters approved a bill to build more 12 more subways here in LA.
However, it will take 30 years to build!
This is not soon enough. As the population continues to grow, Angelinos cannot afford to wait that much longer. That’s why it’s so important that we build these transit projects now. In order to make this happen we need to pass the 30/10 initiative, which would approve a budget loan to build these transit projects in 10 years instead. The 30/10 initiative is backed by Senator Barbara Boxer. Please help support this today.
Kimberly Katz, Los Angeles
I’m writing in response to the article “In Westside Los Angeles, a Rail Line Stirs a Revival.” Los Angeles has the worst traffic in the country and the amount of cars on the road affects us every single day. It’s in the air we breathe, how we can get to and from work, and is a major source of global warming gases. But we know L.A. can do better. Thanks to Senator Boxer who has voiced support for the 30 in 10 Initiative which would transform LA’s public transit system. This would expand 12 public transit lines in the next 10 years, instead of the planned 30. We need less traffic and more smog, now, not in 30 years.