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Uploaded on Jul 18, 2011
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa explains how the widening of I-405 ties in with his greater vision to build a 21st Century Transportation System for Los Angeles. By passing Measure R, Angelenos paved the way for the creation of local jobs through doubling the miles of rail, building 1600 miles of bike paths, and improving our bus system. The Mayor's 30/10 plan leverages the funds created by measure R to complete 12 transportation projects in 10 years instead of 30, bringing jobs to Angelenos today. Expanded to the federal level under the name America Fast Forward, the Mayor's plan, along with the help of a bipartisan coalition of mayors, senators, and members of Congress, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, AFL-CIO, and environmental groups, has the potential to bring over 1 million jobs to the nation. Since this video was posted, Senator Barbara Boxer's Surface Transportation Bill including America Fast Forward passed Congress and was signed into law by President Obama.