The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Measure M:
No Money for Bus Operations

May 22, 2017

According to Metro’s proposed budget, Measure M, the half cent tax increase that Los Angeles County voters agreed to last November, will provide Metro 762 million dollars in 2018. That’s a great big increase in funding for Metro.

Yet Metro will keep service hours the same for Metro buses. So there is no money next year for extra buses, more operators, new lines, and so on.

That is, we are paying more taxes. But Metro is not providing more service. Where is this money going? The Metro officials’ business partners, lavish offices, entertainment and food should be costing a lot!