Prop 6 robs our communities of vital transportation and public transit improvement funds
- According to the California Transit Association, California’s local public transportation agencies have faced a 10-year, $72 billion shortfall. Prop 6 would make that shortfall worse.
- Prop 6 jeopardizes more than 450 public transit projects currently already underway throughout the state, expanding urban light rail, commuter and intercity passenger rail lines, or increasing bus service to underserved areas.
- Prop 6 eliminates $100 million per year dedicated to the Active Transportation Program, which supports active modes of transportation like biking and walking by building safer bike paths, crosswalks and sidewalks.
Prop 6 will make air quality worse and harm the environment
- Prop 6 will make air quality worse by eliminating funds dedicated to expanding commuter rail lines, buses and other public transportation services that directly reduce air pollution and carbon emissions that cause climate change. Prop 6 threatens projects identified by transit agencies throughout the state to expand service and fund electric bus programs and zero emission buses and rail which help reduce emissions.
PROP 6 ENDANGERS TRANSFORMATIVE REGIONAL TRANSIT PROJECTS
bringing major benefits to large communities across California. These projects are reducing emissions and improving the way Californians move around the state, but Prop 6 puts their future in jeopardy.
LAX “Automated People Mover”
- The Automated People Mover (APM) is an electric train system expected to move more than 10,000 people per hour through six stops throughout LAX.
- APM will connect with LA Metro light-rail and bus service and will eliminate more than 117,000 vehicle miles travelled per day.
- Sustainability features will help offset the equivalent of 12 million Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) over the lifetime of the project.
- Caltrain is modernizing by converting their existing diesel trains to a completely electric system by 2022.
- By 2040, Caltrain anticipates reductions of 176,000 metric tons of CO2 each year. Additionally, this project will reduce traffic congestion by 619,000 vehicle miles by 2040.
BART Expansion to San Jose
- BART’s two-phase expansion into Silicon Valley would be at risk if Prop 6 passes.
- The second phase, expanding to downtown San Jose, will eliminate more than 29,000 metric tons of CO2 per year in 2025, and bring relief to the congested I-680 and 880 corridors.
Environmentalists, active transportation advocates, public transit agencies, public interest groups and more than 325 organizations oppose Prop 6, including:
- Sierra Club California
- California League of Conservation Voters
- Climate Resolve
- Environmental Defense Fund
- Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
- Planning and Conservation League
- The Nature Conservancy
- Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
- San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART)
- San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS)
- Southern California Transit Advocates
- The Transit Coalition
- California Bicycle Coalition
- Coalition for Responsible Transportation Priorities
- Move LA
- Circulate San Diego
- Safe Routes to School National Partnership