Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is soon to announce the final projects for the city’s “28 by 28” initiative, the goal of which is to complete 28 regional transit projects prior to the city’s hosting the 2028 Summer Olympics, reported The Architect's Newspaper.
The proposal includes 16 projects already planned through Measure M, a recently passed transportation funding ballot initiative that will generate $860 million annually, as well as a previous transit measure. Projects will include light rail and bus rapid transit improvement and expansion, as well as highway improvement and widening.
Phase 1 of the $2.64 billion Purple Line subway extension is nearly finished; phase two—tagged at $2.38 billion—will kick into gear right on its heels. Moreover, the People Mover rail line to Los Angeles International Airport also should be complete in time for the Olympiad.