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Metro Ridership Statistics are posted monthly on Metro.net. Rail ridership statistics reflect a rolling six month average.

Systemwide Bus/Rail Ridership   July 2014   July 2013   July 2012 
Average Weekday Boardings 1,404,627
1,461,077 1,426,751
Average Saturday Boardings 937,573 986,200 952,881
Average Sunday / Holiday Boardings 735,006 743,642 737,934
Total Calendar Month Boardings 38,327,115 39,806,706 38,200,900

Metro Buses

Bus Stops 15,967
Square Miles in Service Area 1,433
Number of Bus Routes 170
Total Metro Bus Fleet 2,228
Buses leased to contractors to provide service on Metro routes (Included in total) 173

 

Systemwide Bus Ridership
  July 2014   July 2013  July 2012
Average Weekday Boardings 1,051,011 1,096,890 1,075,198
Average Saturday Boardings 704,526 755,070 743,364
Average Sunday / Holiday Boardings 551,592 573,602 559,372
Total Calendar Month Boardings 28,698,306 30,019,870 28,908,836

Metro Rail

Stations  80
Miles of Service  87
Number of Lines  4 Light Rail, 2 Subway

 

Systemwide Rail Ridership 
  July 2014   July 2013   July 2012
Average Weekday Boardings 353,616 364,187 351,553
Average Saturday Boardings 233,047 231,130 209,518
Average Sunday / Holiday Boardings 183,414 170,040 178,562
Total Calendar Month Boardings 9,628,809 9,786,836 9,292,064

Metro Rail and Transitways

Statistics:
Estimates, as of July 2014
Metro 
Blue 
Line
Metro 
Red/Purple
Lines
Metro 
Green 
Line
Metro 
Gold 
Line
Metro
Orange 
Line
Metro
Silver
Line
Metro
Expo
Line
Opened 1990       1993
MacArthur Park, 1993; Wilshire/ Western, 1996; Hollywood, 1999; North Hollywood, 
2000
1995       2003 Eastside Extension, 
2009
2005 Extension from Canoga Park to Chatsworth, 
2012
2009   South Bay and El Monte via Downtown Los Angeles 
2012      
Average Weekday Boardings 87,516 150,774 40,922 42,695
25,018 13,724 31,710
Average Saturday Boardings 56,016 102,471 23,352 28,381 15,433 5,762 22,828
Average Sunday / Holiday Boardings  47,945 78,667 17,782 24,024 13,096 4,601 14,996
Total Annual Boardings FY2014 27.4 million
49.9 million 13.5 million
11.8 million  7.6 million
 6.8 million
8.8 million
Miles 22 17.4 20 19.7 18       n/a
8.6
Type Light Rail Subway/Subway Light Rail  Light Rail  Transitway Transitway Light Rail 
Stations 22 (inc. 3 shared) 16
(inc. 6 shared)
14 (inc. 1 shared) 21
(inc. 1 shared)
18
n/a
10
n/a
10 
(inc. 2 shared)
Number of rail cars/buses on route  69 104 34 43 30  41 18
Construction Cost
$877 million $4.5 
billion
$718 million $1.8 
billion
$484 
million
 $587 million
$930
million 
HOV - Carpool Lanes
Length in miles 219
Lane miles in both directions 539
Metro funds programmed for HOV Lanes since 1991 $2.7 billion
Metro funds the development of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) or Carpool Lanes in cooperation with Caltrans.
Metro Freeway Service Patrol
Number of Tow Trucks on Patrol 152
Annual Budget $28 million
Number of Freeway Miles Served 475
Number of Tow Truck Beats 39
Average Number of Motorists Assisted per Month 25,000
Number of Motorists Assisted Annually 300,000
Metro-Funded Bikeways
Bike Routes   64 miles
Bike Lanes   107 miles
Bike Paths   117 miles

Metro Personnel

Operations
Operators
Includes full & part-time bus & rail Operators. Metro Bus/Rail Operators are members of the United Transportation Union (UTU)
4,448
Mechanics and Maintenance
Metro Mechanics are members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)
2,230
Clerks
Most Metro Clerks are members of the Transportation Communications Union (TCU)
728
Bus and Rail Transportation and Maintenance Supervisors
Members are with The American Federation of State, County and municipal Employees union (AFSCME)
672
Security Guards
Metro Security Guards are members of Teamsters Union
73
Metro Full-Time Staff
Represented Employees 8,151
Non-represented Employees 1,151
Total full-time staff 9,302
Metro Security/Transit Police 
Under contract with Metro, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department (LASD) provides security along the entire Metro bus and rail network in cooperation with Metro's own Transit Police Force.
 

FY 2014 Budget

Resources In Millions
Passenger Fares $345.1
Prop A – Cent Sales Tax $708.4
Prop C – Cent Sales Tax $708.4
Measure R - Sales Tax $708.4
Federal Grants $553.4
State Grants $1,081.7
Bond Proceeds $778.1
Other Local Revenue

$111.8

Total Resources

$4,995.3

Expenses  

In Millions 
Bus Operations $976.3
Rail Operations $346.4
Regional Activities $22.2
Measure R Capital $1,238.0
Deferred Maintenance Capital  $258.3
Safety and Security Capital  $36.7
Infratsructure Improvement Capital $69.7
Highway Programs  $445.6
Regional Subsidy Programs  $1,069.1
Congestion Management  $72.1
General Planning & Programs  $128.3
Debt Service  $332.5


Total Expenses $4,995.3

 

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Tunnel boring machine for Crenshaw/LAX Line on the way from Rotterdam
Posted by Anna Chen on September 30, 2014 1:11 pm
Photos courtesy of Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors The above photos were taken in Rotterdam, where parts for the tunnel boring machine for the Crenshaw/LAX Line were recently loaded on the ship ...
Ground is broken for Regional Connector project to link Blue, Expo and Gold Lines
Posted by Steve Hymon on September 30, 2014 9:30 am
The official groundbreaking for the $1.42-billion Regional Connector project is being held this morning in Little Tokyo. The 1.9-mile underground light rail line will link the ...
Transportation headlines, Friday, September 25
Posted by Steve Hymon on September 26, 2014 1:12 pm
Have a transportation-related article you think should be included in headlines? Drop me an email! And don’t forget, Metro is on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Pick your social media ...
Go Metro Weekends, Sept 26 – 28
Posted by Jon Ross Alexander on September 26, 2014 8:02 am
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Listen to Metro’s Social Media Week panel on how Metro uses social media to connect with riders
Posted by Steve Hymon on September 25, 2014 12:35 pm
https://lametthesource.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/social-media-event.mp3 First, a big thank you to our panelists and everyone who attended yesterday’s “Metro Moves Forward: ...
Metrolink runs USC Football Express from The OC for Saturday’s game versus Beavers
Posted by Steve Hymon on September 25, 2014 10:16 am
USC (2-1) fans hope the Beavers (3-0) don’t chop down what’s left of their college football playoff hopes after the devastating loss to Boston College earlier this season. Photo by Mark ...
Transportation headlines, Wednesday, September 24
Posted by Steve Hymon on September 24, 2014 10:04 am
Have a transportation-related article you think should be included in headlines? Drop me an email! And don’t forget, Metro is on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Pick your social media ...
New episode of Metro Motion: L.A. Mayor Garcetti shares his vision for better mobility
Posted by Kim Upton on September 23, 2014 2:18 pm
In the newest edition of Metro Motion, Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Chair Eric Garcetti explains why he thinks a regional approach to traffic management and business is the best way to lead us ...
Upcoming Service Advisory: Expo Line to run every 20-30 minutes this weekend for station work
Posted by Lily Allen on September 19, 2014 4:25 pm
Update: The work planned for this Saturday, September 20 will also take place this Sunday, September 21. As on Saturday, Expo Line trains will run every 20-30 minutes until close of service, with ...
Full closure of parts of Crenshaw Boulevard this weekend for Crenshaw/LAX Line construction
Posted by Steve Hymon on September 19, 2014 4:24 pm
Three releases from Metro: Crenshaw Boulevard to Close Two Weekends to Complete Walls for Underground Crenshaw/Expo Station Metro and Walsh/Shea Corridor Contractors will close Crenshaw Boulevard ...

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