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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   Dec. 2014   Dec. 2013   Dec. 2012 
Average Weekday Boardings 1,352,499 1,452,109 1,406,943
Average Saturday Boardings 941,307 981,211 934,269
Average Sunday / Holiday Boardings 697,846 711,419 697,825
Total Calendar Month Boardings 37,009,435 38,687,645 36,997,152

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
  Dec. 2014   Dec. 2013  Dec. 2012
Average Weekday Boardings 1,004,341 1,088,914 1,044,886
Average Saturday Boardings 711,898 726,243 711,384
Average Sunday / Holiday Boardings 503,596 538,709 504,753
Total Calendar Month Boardings 27,461,074 29,004,418 27,483,168

Metro Rail

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

 

Systemwide Rail Ridership 
  Dec. 2014   Dec. 2013   Dec. 2012
Average Weekday Boardings 348,158 363,195 362,056
Average Saturday Boardings 229,409 254,968 222,885
Average Sunday / Holiday Boardings 194,250 172,710 193,072
Total Calendar Month Boardings 9,548,361 9,683,227 9,513,984

Metro Rail and Transitways

Statistics:
Estimates, as of Dec. 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 82,365 150,421 40,403 44,707 25,369 12,935 30,262
Average Saturday Boardings 56,963 95,624 24,519 29,550 16,798 5,526 22,751
Average Sunday / Holiday Boardings 47,052 88,862 17,643 23,696 11,632 4,117 16,997
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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Art for the Expo Line: installation at Downtown Santa Monica Station
Posted by Heidi Zeller on March 31, 2015 5:48 pm
Artist Judithe Hernandez with one of 24 panels comprising her artwork at Downtown Santa Monica Station Installation of art panels along the second phase of the Expo Line continued this week at ...
Transportation headlines, Tuesday, March 31
Posted by Steve Hymon on March 31, 2015 11:54 am
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Transportation headlines, Monday, March 30
Posted by Steve Hymon on March 30, 2015 11:59 am
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Art for the Expo Line: installation at Expo/Sepulveda Station
Posted by Heidi Zeller on March 30, 2015 8:37 am
Artist Susan Logoreci with two of eight panels comprising her artwork at Expo/Sepulveda Station Installation of art panels along phase 2 of the Expo Line continued this week at Expo/Sepulveda ...
UPDATE: Expo Line service resumes Sunday
Posted by Steve Hymon on March 28, 2015 12:11 pm
An eastbound Expo Line train on the eastbound lanes of Exposition Boulevard, just east of Vermont Avenue . Photo: Metro. UPDATE, 8:35 P.M. SATURDAY: After crowds from the soccer match have ...
Pics: New Kinkisharyo light rail vehicle goes for a clearance test
Posted by Steve Hymon on March 27, 2015 5:11 pm
Photos by Fernando Andres Di Zitti/Metro Earlier this month, Metro staff took a new P3010 light rail vehicle manufactured by Kinkisharyo for a clearance test on both the Blue Line (from 7th/Metro ...
Go Metro Weekends, March 27-29
Posted by Lexi Hinton on March 27, 2015 5:31 am
Friday Triple Chicken Foot, a three-member Folk band known for playing foot stomping, fiddle and banjo tunes, will perform two 45-minute sets Friday evening at Union Station. The trio has ...
This Weekend: Bus shuttles replace trains at some Blue Line stations due to upgrade work
Posted by Lily Allen on March 26, 2015 4:53 pm
  Upgrade work on the Metro Blue Line continues this weekend, with crews making station improvements at Compton this Friday evening and Saturday. As with previous stations, Compton will ...
Transportation headlines, Thursday, March 26
Posted by Steve Hymon on March 26, 2015 12:14 pm
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Transportation headlines, Tuesday, March 24
Posted by Steve Hymon on March 24, 2015 10:41 am
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