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MEASURE M SUBREGIONAL PROGRAM (MSP)

Measure M, which was a 1/2 cent sales tax measure to provide funding for transportation improvements across Los Angeles County, was approved by voters in November 2016. The funds generated from Measure M are expected to fund $3.3 billion in transportation improvements in the San Gabriel Valley over the course of 40 years.

 

In June 2018, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) adopted Measure M Guidelines to establish a process by which subregional funds under Measure M would be programmed by the subregions' respective governing/planning entities. As a result, the SGVCOG is tasked with programming and administering the Measure M Subregional Program (MSP) funds through the development of five-year subregional fund programming plans in the San Gabriel Valley.

SGVCOG FY 2022-2025 (CYCLE 2) MSP PROJECTS

Metro has confirmed that a total of $22,678,648.00 will be available for programming for FY 2022-2025 active transportation, bus system improvements, and first/last mile projects. On September 16, 2021, the SGVCOG Governing Board approved guidelines that would guide the funding distribution and project selection processes for FY 2022-2025 MSP projects. Given the limited funding available, the SGVCOG will prioritize regional projects to maximize regional transportation benefits. The available funding will be awarded as follows: 

  • Category 1: Planning/Design and Construction of Major Corridor Projects 

    • Approximately $15 million will be awarded to eligible corridor projects for their planning/design and construction phases. ​

  • Category 2: Planning/Design of Major Corridor Projects

    • Approximately $7 million will be awarded to eligible corridor projects' planning/design phases. Under this category, each project can apply for up to $1 million. ​

Funding application for the FY 2022-2025 was made available for cities and agencies between September 20, 2021 and October 18, 2021. Please see below for this MSP cycle's funding guidelines, funding application, application scoring rubric, and application workshop presentation: 

After reviewing the submitted applications, SGVCOG staff suggested proceeding with the following recommendations: 

  • Awarding $15,000,000.00 for the East San Gabriel Valley Sustainable Multimodal Improvement Project in Category 1, which includes the improvements at the following locations:

    • Azusa: San Gabriel/Azusa Avenues Complete Streets and First/Last Mile Improvements ​

    • Claremont: Arrow Highway and First/Last Mile Improvements

    • Covina: Grand Avenue Conceptual Plan and Improvements and Wayfinding Signages along Grand and Glendora Avenues

    • Glendora: Glendora People Movement Project (First/Last Mile and Urban Trails), San Dimas and Little Dalton Wash Urban Trail, Glendora Avenue, and Foothill Blvd. 

    • La Verne: Pedestrian Bridge and First/Last Mile Improvements 

    • Pomona: Arrow Highway and First/Last Mile Improvements

    • San Dimas: Conceptual plans for 3 east/west connections 

  • Directing staff to work with cities and agencies that submitted applications for Category 2 to refine project scopes that can lead to improvements that would provide regional benefits to the San Gabriel Valley's active transportation, bus system, and first/last mile networks. Once the Category 2 project scopes are refined and deemed as competitive, staff will develop a new outreach plan accordingly to solicit feedback from members of the public and stakeholders via the SGVCOG website and relevant SGVCOG committees.

These recommendations will abide to the following outreach timeline:

SGVCOG FY 2017-2021 (CYCLE 1) MSP PROJECTS

After implementing a comprehensive outreach and project selection process with collaborations with the SGVCOG Transportation Committee, Public Works Technical Advisory Committee, and Planning Directors' Technical Advisory Committee, the SGVCOG awarded a total of $37,338,550 in FY 2017-2021 Measure M funds to 20 eligible active transportation, first/last mile, complete streets, highway efficiency, and bus system improvement projects in the San Gabriel Valley through the adoption of Resolution 18-63 in November 2018. The funds were then allocated for the projects’ eligible expenses between FY 2017 and FY 2021. 

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic's impacts on cities and agencies, the SGVCOG and Metro provided the opportunity for cities and agencies with awarded projects to delay the distribution of their awarded funds. In March 2021, 11 of the 20 awarded projects requested to delay the distribution of their awarded MSP funds. The SGVCOG Governing Board subsequently approved the requests through the adoption of Resolution 21-13. The requests were officially approved by the Metro Board of Directors in May 2021.

A list of the 20 awarded projects can be found below:

Category: Active Transportation

Category: Bus System Improvements

Category: First/Last Mile & Complete Streets

Category: Highway Efficiency Funds