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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   March 2014   March 2013   March 2012 
Average Weekday Boardings 1,518,443
1,513,704 1,500,120
Average Saturday Boardings 975,223 997,570 915,035
Average Sunday / Holiday Boardings 737,014 759,300 641,639
Total Calendar Month Boardings 37,025,575 37,272,314 37,561,077

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
  March 2014   March 2013  March 2012
Average Weekday Boardings 1,174,160 1,153,849 1,176,249
Average Saturday Boardings 735,184 778,340 722,092
Average Sunday / Holiday Boardings 563,422 580,659 494,993
Total Calendar Month Boardings 31,150,390 31,025,820 31,467,904

Metro Rail

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


Systemwide Rail Ridership 
  March 2014   March 2013   March 2012
Average Weekday Boardings 344,283 359,855 323,871
Average Saturday Boardings 240,039 219,230 192,943
Average Sunday / Holiday Boardings 173,592 178,641 146,646
Total Calendar Month Boardings 9,298,102 9,546,310 8,676,456

Metro Rail and Transitways

Estimates, as of March 2014
Opened 1990       1993
Wilshire/ Western, 1996; Hollywood, 1999; North Hollywood, 
1995       2003 Eastside Extension, 
2005 Extension from Canoga Park to Chatsworth, 

South Bay and El Monte via Downtown Los Angeles 

Average Weekday Boardings 83,862 148,484 42,085 41390
30,164 14,143 28,462
Average Saturday Boardings 54,795 108,155 25,356 28,583 18,030 5,722 23,151
Average Sunday / Holiday Boardings  44,374 70,882 19,208 23,659 13,483 4,266 15,469
Total Annual Boardings FY2014 18.4 million
34.1 million 8.7 million
7.4 million  4.9 million
 2.2 million
5.9 million
Miles 22 17.4 20 19.7 18       n/a
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)
(inc. 2 shared)
Number of rail cars/buses on route  69 104 34 43 30  41 18
Construction Cost
$877 million $4.5 
$718 million $1.8 
 $587 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

Includes full & part-time bus & rail Operators. Metro Bus/Rail Operators are members of the United Transportation Union (UTU)
Mechanics and Maintenance
Metro Mechanics are members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)
Most Metro Clerks are members of the Transportation Communications Union (TCU)
Bus and Rail Transportation and Maintenance Supervisors
Members are with The American Federation of State, County and municipal Employees union (AFSCME)
Security Guards
Metro Security Guards are members of Teamsters Union
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


Total Resources



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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