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Curbed Poll: Neighborhood Train Stop Worth The $$$?

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Here comes the transit! And roads! Well, maybe. California Assemblyman Mike Feuer, a Los Angeles representative, has gotten legislation passed that would allow the MTA to place a 1/2-cent sales tax increase on the November ballot. The proposed tax would bring in approximately $20 billion over 20 years--that's, like, a billion a year?--for projects such as the Subway to the Sea, to run from Downtown to Santa Monica; the Green Line to LAX; and the Gold Line through the San Gabriel Valley to Ontario, among others. The initiative must pass with two-thirds of the vote, and with the economy not feeling so hot, who knows what'll happen. What it'll cost you: 50 cents more on every $100 spent.