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LA Metro: A local funding model for the nation?

May 03, 2018 | 4:00 PM4:30 PM

Creative infrastructure investments are needed to solve the current transportation crisis. Could the LA Metro model work for other localities?

LA Metro: A local funding model for the nation?
Thursday, May 3, 2018 10:00-10:30 a.m. PT.

Los Angeles has become a world leader in local transportation funding solutions. Through its Measure R and Measure M referenda that authorized local incremental sales taxes, it has created a revenue stream of more than $100 billion over the next 40 years to fund transportation improvements. In parallel, LA Metro launched its own highway program and set about investing funds across several modes of transportation.

Join us as we explore these initiatives and other options transportation funding options for local government.


  • Brien Desilets, Head of Infrastructure Advisory, Grant Thornton
  • Lan Saadatnejadi, President of LRS Program Delivery, Inc., Former Executive Officer of LA Metro’s Highway Program.
  • Naveen Lamba, Data Analytics Director, Grant Thornton


Grant Thornton Public Sector helps executives and managers at all levels of government maximize their performance and efficiency in the face of ever tightening budgets and increased demand for services.