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Measure M Passes for High Desert Corridor Linking Victor Valley & Antelope Valley

As mentioned in the Victorville Daily Press, October 3, 2016, Measure M, which passed in California on November 8, 2016, is projected to generate $860 million annually through a half-cent sales tax and a continued half-cent traffic relief tax, Metro officials say. Of that, $170 million would be directed to land acquisition for the High Desert Corridor, according to a draft spending plan. In June, Caltrans released the final environmental review for the corridor, the proposed 63-mile multi-modal link between Victor Valley and Antelope Valley. The ambitious corridor factors in the integration of the proposed private XpressWest high-speed rail and Gov. Jerry Brown’s legacy bullet train project.

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