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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.

FUTURE YEARS MSP PROGRAMMING REQUEST
& PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY

The SGVCOG leads the Alameda Corridor East (ACE) Project, which is an effort to reduce pedestrian and cyclist fatalities and collisions at rail crossings in the San Gabriel Valley. The ACE Project’s purpose is to mitigate vehicle delays and collisions at rail-roadway crossings through grade separation and safety improvement modifications. The Project supports key regional goals related to improving efficiency and safety along the ACE Trade Corridor, with long-term and long-ranging benefits to SGVCOG member cities. The final five projects of the ACE Phase II program require local funding to ensure that construction can begin on schedule and all project objectives can be met. More information about the projects can be found here: https://www.theaceproject.org/project-area.

The SGVCOG is also assisting with the implementation of the I-605/Valley Boulevard Interchange Project, which is an LA Metro project in the City of Industry. Metro has asked the SGVCOG to serve as the primary project implementer. When completed, this project will create better traffic flow on area streets, enhance safety and improve access to local destinations.

SGVCOG is seeking to enter into an agreement with LA Metro to fund the remaining ACE Phase II Projects and I-605/Valley Boulevard Project, employing future MSP funds (Bus, Highway Demand, Highway Efficiency, and Goods Movement) to repay the advanced funding over future years. The total amount to be paid back will be approximately $180-$200 million, representing 12.7%-14.1% of the Highway Efficiency funds anticipated to be allocated to the San Gabriel Valley under Measure M.

Stakeholders and members of the public who would like to comment on the proposed funding allocations may attend any of the following meetings. The public may also comment through the SGVCOG website using the Contact tab: https://www.sgvcog.org/contact.

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 FY 23-24 MSP PROGRAMMING REQUEST OVERVIEW

The SGVCOG leads the Alameda Corridor East (ACE) Project, which is an effort to reduce pedestrian and cyclist fatalities and collisions at rail crossings in the San Gabriel Valley. The project is composed of several subprojects including the Montebello Corridor Grade Separation Project and the Turnbull Canyon Road Grade Separation Project. Both projects require local funding to ensure that construction can begin on schedule and all project objectives can be met. More information about the projects can be found here: https://www.theaceproject.org/project-area. The SGVCOG is also assisting with the implementation of the I-605/Valley Boulevard Project, which is an LA Metro project in the City of Industry. When completed, this project will create better traffic flow on area streets, enhance safety and improve access to local destinations. The project has obtained funding through a state TCEP grant. However, the grant requires that a percentage of the total project cost be fulfilled by local match.

 

Work on both Turnbull Canyon Grade Separation and the I-605/Valley projects are scheduled to begin later this year.  The City of Industry, which is the SGVCOG’s partner on both projects, has agreed to advance local funding for these projects and wait to seek reimbursement until MSP funding in the appropriate subfund is available.  Currently, the soonest funding that will be available to reimburse the City of Industry is FY 27-28.  The requested allocation for the Turnbull project is $3 million and the requested allocation for the I-605/Valley project is $5.15 million.  This number may be adjusted upward during a future MSP programming effort to reflect actual project costs once construction contracts are awarded, and the programming year(s) may be moved out to future years based on the needs of other projects.  Funding would be made available via an interfund borrow from the Highway Demand and Bus System Improvement subfunds to the Highway Efficiency category. 

 

The Montebello project has previously been awarded MSP funding and requires an additional $2.543 million to ensure the project can meet all anticipated costs.

 

The requested allocation amounts are described below.

Units are in millions of dollars.

*previously allocated funding.

Stakeholders and members of the public who would like to comment on the proposed funding allocations may attend any of the following meetings.

The public may also comment through the SGVCOG website using the Contact tab: https://www.sgvcog.org/contact.

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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, the SGVCOG Governing Board voted to take the following actions:

  • 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. 

On May 26, 2022, the Metro Board of Directors officially approved the $15 million to be awarded to the East San Gabriel Valley Sustainable Multimodal Improvement Project

The Governing Board also took action to program $1,000,000 of FY 2022-2025 Measure M MSP funding from the Highway Efficiency Program to the Diamond Bar Boulevard SR-60 Eastbound On-ramp Improvement Project.

On May 25, 2023, the Metro Board of Directors officially approved the $24,765,000 to be awarded to the Alameda Corridor East Project

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. Additionally, two of the awarded projects (Monrovia Active Community Travel Vinculum and Huntington Drive Bike Lanes) requested to reprogram the distribution of their awarded MSP funds in February 2022. The SGVCOG Governing Board and the Metro Board of Directors have reviewed and approved these reprogramming requests.

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

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