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Metro Buses

Statistics
Bus Stops  18,500
Square Miles in Service Area  1,433
Number of Bus Routes 191 
Bus Fleet
Total Metro Fleet (Active) 2,506
Diesel Powered  248
CNG (Compressed Natural Gas Powered)  2,258
Buses leased to independent companies under contract to provide service on Metro routes  173
Buses in Service / Average Weekday 
(Includes contracted service)
2,253

Total Metro Bus Ridership

Estimates as of October 2006 Includes contracted services
Average Weekday Boardings 1,319,398
Average Saturday Boardings 877,254
Average Sunday Boardings 625,309
Annual Boarding FY2006 395,952,491

Metro Fixed Guideways - Rail and Transitways

Statistics
*Estimates 
October 2006
Metro 
Blue 
Line
Metro 
Green 
Line
Metro 
Red 
Line
Metro 
Gold 
Line
Metro
Orange 
Line
Opened 1990 1995
Union 
Station
1993
Wilshire/
Western
1996
Hollywood 1999
North Hollywood 2000
July 26, 2003 Oct. 29, 2005
Average Weekday Boardings 72,295 35,153 121,752 18,035 20,217
Average Saturday Boardings 52,328 21,823 80,975 10,096 12,638
Average Sunday Boardings  42,303 15,924 68,068 8,302 10,695
Total Annual Boarding FY2006 25.7 million* 10.95 million* 40.27 million* 5.3 million* 3.79 million*
  * preliminary figures 
Miles 22 20 17.4 13.7 14
Total Miles 
in Service
73.1
Stations 22 14 16 13 13
Number of rail cars, buses in fleet 69 34 104 24 30
Cost of system $877 million $718 million $4.5 billion $859 million $330 million

Total Metro Rail Ridership

estimates as of October 2006
Average Weekday Boardings  247,235
Average Saturday Boardings 165,222
Average Sunday Boardings 134,597

Total Metro Bus and Rail Ridership

estimates as of October 2006
Average Weekday Boardings  1,586,850
Average Saturday Boardings 1,055,114
Average Sunday Boardings 770,601

Metro Personnel

Operations
Operators 
Includes Full & Part-time bus & rail operators Metro Bus/Rail Operators are members of the United Transportation Union (UTU)
4,410

Mechanics and Maintenance 
Metro Mechanics are members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)

2,010
Clerks Most Metro Clerks are members of the Transportation Communications Union (TCU) 661
Bus and Rail Transportation and Maintenance Supervisors  
Members are with The American Federation of State, County and municipal Employees union (AFSCME)
531
Security Guards  
Metro Security Guards are members of Teamsters Union
78
Metro full-time staff (Bus and Rail)
Represented Employees 7,690
Non-represented Employees  1,177
Total full-time staff 8,867
Metro Security/Transit Police (Bus and Rail)

Under contract with Metro, the Los Angeles Sheriffs Department (LASD) provide Metro Rail security and patrol all Metro Buses operating within the County of Los Angeles.

Car Pool Lanes

Length in miles 219
Lane Miles (Both directions, each lane) 425
Metro fund programmed for HOV Lanes since 1991 $2.7 billion
Metro funds development of High Occupancy Vehicle [HOV] or Car Pool Lanes in cooperation with Caltrans.

Bicycle Paths

Metro helps fund bicycle routes in Los Angeles County
Bike Routes 520 miles
Bike Lanes 481 miles
Bike Paths 251 miles

Metro Freeway Service Patrol

Number of Tow Trucks on Patrol 150
Annual Budget  $20.5 million
Number of Freeway Miles Served  422
Number of Tow Truck Beats  40
Average Number of Motorists Assisted per Month  30,000
Number of Motorists Assisted Annually 350,000

FY 2007 Budget

Resources  $ in Millions
Fare Revenue  279
Prop A - Cent Sales Tax  675
Prop C - Cent Sales Tax  760
Federal Grants 404
State Grants 183
Interest Income/Bonds 196
Other Local Revenue 515
Total Resources  $3,012
Expenses
Bus Operations  889
Blue Line Operations  62
Red Line Operations  86
Green Line Operations  39
Gold Line Operations 42
Metrolink Operations (Metro portion)  57
Bus Capital  194
Rail Capital  23
Transit Corridors  350
Rail Construction  59
Debt Service and Other Projects  306
Funds Programmed to Others  830
Other Projects   75
Total Expenses  $3,012

November 21, 2006 - Compiled and Updated by Rick Jager, Media Relations
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