Angelenos spent an average of 104 hours stuck in tra c in 2016. With the population growing and more cars on the road, L.A. County voters signaled their support for increased and improved transportation options by passing Measure M with an overwhelming 71.2 percent majority. Led by Mayor Garcetti, the successful ballot initiative creates a half-cent sales tax to raise $120 billion for transportation improvements over the next 40 years. Implementation of the resulting Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan will fund 38 major transportation projects, including digging out a transit tunnel under the Sepulveda Pass, extending the foothill Gold Line to Claremont, finishing the Purple Line subway to Westwood and the Crenshaw Line to LAX, running a new light rail from Artesia to Union Station and improving the Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit in the San Fernando Valley. Measure M also provides new resources for fixing potholes, building bikeways and upgrading L.A. Metro and Metrolink operations and maintenance. Taken together, these projects are expected to reduce traffic delay by 15 percent while creating 465,000 jobs in the region—a significant boost to the economy.