The Los Angeles County METRO Board has approved $3.2 million dollars for the City of Calabasas to purchase and construct a Park and Ride facility in Old Town. The lot, located next to the Leonis Adobe at 23537 Calabasas Road, will allow residents to park their vehicles and conveniently take public transportation to work or other activities throughout Los Angeles County, while reducing emissions and gasoline use from individual car trips. The facility, which will be open 24 hours a day, will also provide much needed free parking in the Old Town area.
“We are very appreciative of these funds which will give our residents free and easy access to public transportation,” said Calabasas Mayor David Shapiro. Added Calabasas Mayor pro Tem Lucy Martin, “it will be a great asset not only to our residents, but to everyone visiting businesses and restaurants in our beautiful and historic Old Town.”
The funds for the facility were made possible by Measure R, a ballot measure passed in 2008 increasing sales tax in Los Angeles County by 1/2% in order to fund transportation and transit related projects.