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Capital Projects

The North Hollywood Red Line and Orange Line Station and the Universal City/Studio City Red Line Station are both getting new structures that will enhance pedestrian access with a safe and convenient tunnel for North Hollywood and bridge for Universal City/Studio City. Both projects are under construction and expected to be completed in the spring of 2016.

Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project

The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project is a proposed 8.5-mile light rail line that will extend from the intersection of Exposition and Crenshaw Boulevards to the Metro Green Line’s Aviation/LAX Station. The Project will serve the cities of Los Angeles, Inglewood, Hawthorne, and El Segundo and portions of unincorporated Los Angeles County.

Division 13 Bus Maintenance Facility

Metro has made several modifications to the design plan of the agency's Union Bus Maintenance and Operations Facility IS/MND project since it was was adopted by the Metro Board on September 25, 2008.

Exposition Transit Corridor, Phase 2 to Santa Monica

This phase of the Exposition Transit Corridor project will extend westward from the Culver City Metro Rail station along the old Pacific Electric Exposition right-of-way to 4th Street and Colorado in downtown Santa Monica.

Gold Line Foothill Extension

Metro has partnered with the Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority to oversee the eastward extension of the existing Metro Gold Line from its current terminus in Pasadena to the City of Montclair.

I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project

The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project will add a 10-mile HOV lane and improve supporting infrastructure on the San Diego Fwy. (I-405) while widening existing lanes between the Santa Monica Fwy. (I-10) and the Ventura Fwy. (US-101).

Purple Line Extension

Work is proceeding on the long-envisioned subway to the Westside which has been discussed in Los Angeles for the better part of the last half-century.

Regional Connector Transit Project

Metro is conducting an environmental review of this project, which would link the Metro Gold, Metro Blue and Metro Expo light rail lines through Downtown Los Angeles.

Wilshire Bus Rapid Transit Project

Metro, the City of Los Angeles, and Los Angeles County are considering the feasibility of implementing a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project on Wilshire Boulevard within the City of Los Angeles.


Airport Metro Connector

Metro is examining ways to connect the growing Metro Rail system to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

ATMS (Smart Bus) Project

Advanced Transportation Management System (ATMS) technology makes Metro the operator of one of the "smartest" and most "feature packed" bus fleets in the world.

Blue Line Upgrades

After 23 years of service transporting riders between Long Beach and Downtown Los Angeles, the Metro Blue Line is getting a well-deserved $1.2 billion dollar overhaul. It includes new tracks, improved stations, refurbished rail cars and more.

Blue Line Upgrades: Weekend Closures of 6 Blue Line stations

As part of the ongoing work to upgrade Metro Rail's Blue Line, stations south of Willow St Station will be closed over four weekends.

Connect US Action Plan (formerly LA Union Station and 1st/Central Linkages Study)

The Linkages Study is tasked with improving historical and cultural connections in downtown Los Angeles by enhancing pedestrian and bicycle travel options through and between communities.

East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor

Metro, in coordination with the City of Los Angeles, is conducting a transit study to evaluate ways to improve north-south transit opportunities in the east San Fernando Valley that offer connections to the regional transportation network.

Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2

Metro Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 is a transit study looking to connect with and extend the recently opened Gold Line Eastside Extension light rail line which runs from Union Station to Pomona and Atlantic boulevards in East Los Angeles to communities farther east.

Edward R. Roybal Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension

With eight new stations serving such diverse neighborhoods as the Arts District, Little Tokyo and Boyle Heights, the Edward R. Roybal Metro Gold Line Extension connects the Eastside by rail to Downtown LA, Pasadena, San Fernando Valley, South Bay, Long Beach and other points.

El Monte Station

In preparation for the construction of the new El Monte Station, construction of a temporary bus terminal began in April 2010. Work on the new facility is expected to last approximately 20 months.

Metro Expo Line

With ten new stations serving USC, Exposition Park, and diverse neighborhoods such as Culver City and the Crenshaw District, the 8.6 mile first phase of the Metro Expo Line connects the Westside by rail to Downtown LA, Hollywood, the South Bay, Long Beach, Pasadena and dozens of points in between.

Metro Orange Line Extension

The Metro Orange Line extension is now open to Chatsworth with four new stations, additional park and ride lots, bike lockers and more miles of bike paths.

Metro Rapid

The Metro Rapid Program was implemented to address the issues raised in a study showing that half the time a bus is in service, it's either stopped at a red light or at a bus stop to accommodate passengers.

Metro Silver Line

Metro Silver Line connects the South Bay and the San Gabriel Valley with Downtown L.A. seven days-a-week service every 5-10 minutes during weekday rush hours.

South Bay Metro Green Line Extension

Metro is conducting an environmental impact review of options for the South Bay Metro Green Line Extension project, a proposed extension of the agency's existing Green Line to Los Angeles County's South Bay region.

West Santa Ana Transit Corridor

This transit corridor project is planned along a 20-mile rail right-of-way connecting Paramount with Santa Ana by utilizing several transportation alternatives including bus rapid transit, light rail, commuter rail and high-speed rail.


Caltrans Highway Projects (District 7)

Over the next five years, Caltrans is improving northern and southern segments along the I-5. The I-5 North Corridor Improvements project covers the area between the Ventura Freeway (SR-134) and the Kern County line. The I-5 South Corridor Improvements covers the area between the Orange County line and the San Gabriel River Freeway (I-605).

Freeway Service Patrol - 511

Whether it's a flat tire, an empty gas tank, or an overheated radiator, chances are that one day, you'll need help on the freeway. Thanks to the Freeway Service Patrol, help is on the way!

Gateway Cities Air Quality Action Plan (GCAQAP)

The Gateway Cities Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) is a Corridor-specific study to evaluate air quality and health impacts. The study was requested by the I-710 Oversight Policy Committee (OPC) in 2004 and subsequently authorized by the Metro Board. 

Gateway Cities Technology Plan for Goods Movement

Technology applications support greater safety and efficiency in moving people and goods on our highways, railroads, waterways and ports. 

High Desert Corridor

The High Desert Corridor (HDC) project proposes the construction of a brand new, approximately 63-mile, east-west freeway/expressway linking State Route (SR)-14 in Los Angeles County with SR-18 in San Bernardino County.

HOV (Carpool) Lanes

For nearly 30 years, freeway High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes have been developed in Los Angeles County as an incentive to encourage people to carpool, vanpool or ride the bus.

I-5 N Capacity Enhancements

Metro is exploring options to relieve congestion in the North County of Los Angeles in a multi-phase project named the I-5 North Capacity Enhancements. Adding new lanes, such as truck and/or carpool lanes are current measures being explored in this project.

I-605 Congestion Hot Spots Project

Metro has completed a Feasibility Study which analyzed improvement alternatives for congestion hot spots along the SR-91, I-605, and I-405 corridors.

I-710 Corridor Project

The Long Beach Freeway (I-710) is a vital transportation artery for both commuter and goods movement linking the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to points throughout Southern California and beyond.

Metro ExpressLanes

Metro, CalTrans and their mobility partners are working together to develop ExpressLanes and test innovations to improve traffic flow and provide better travel options on the busy I-10 and I-110 Freeways.

Metro Freeway Crew

Southern California's freeway system was once the envy of the nation, an endless drive through beautiful trees and plantings. But now LA's freeways are really showing their age. 

Northwest 138 Corridor

Situated in the Antelope Valley in the northwest corner of Los Angeles County, State Route 138 (SR-138) extends 36 miles from Interstate 5 (I-5) to State Route 14 (SR-14). Metro and Caltrans have initiated a new environmental study to evaluate the corridor alternatives.

Sepulveda Pass Corridor

Planned to connect the San Fernando Valley to the Westside via a 10-mile section of the I-405 Freeway, this project is considering both transit and highway improvements.

Soundwall Program

With the passage of SB-45, the California Street and Highway Code was amended to transfer the programming and funding responsibilities of the Post-1989 Soundwall Retrofit Program to regional transportation planning agencies.

SR-710 North Study

To address the SR-710 Gap, we are beginning a new process that involves an education and public involvement program to seek both regional and community-based solutions that are suggested by you, your friends and family, your neighbors, and everyone else in your community.

State Route 2

SR-2 was originally planned and constructed in 1959 to connect with the Hollywood Freeway (US 101) through the neighborhoods of Silver Lake and Echo Park.


ARRA Surface Transportation Funding

The attached flowchart was prepared by Metro to assist local agencies with the critical path for submittals for surface transportation funds made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Call for Projects

Metro is responsible for managing the L.A. County Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and allocating discretionary federal, state and local funds to improve surface transportation throughout the county.  

Corridor Mobility Improvement Account (CMIA)

On November 7 2006, the voters approved by a simple majority Prop. 1B: The Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006. 

ExpressLanes Net Toll Revenue Re-Investment Grant Program

Net toll revenues generated by the Metro ExpressLanes are required by state law to be reinvested for transportation improvements in the corridor where generated.  The objective of the Grant Program is to increase mobility through transit operations, transportation demand management, transportation systems management, active transportation, and capital investments in the 1-10 and 1-110 corridors.

FTA Section 5310 Program

The FTA Section 5310 program provides funding to qualified non-profit social service and public agencies for the purchase of accessible vehicles and other equipment to serve the elderly and individuals with disabilities.

Local Return Program

The Proposition A and Proposition C Local Return programs are two one-half cent sales tax measures approved by Los Angeles County voters to fund a countywide transit development program.

Metro Sustainability

Metro's commitment to creating a sustainable region and future for LA County begins with public transit, but goes well beyond bus and rail service to alternative fuels, emissions controls, countywide planning and more.

Metro Sustainability: Countywide Planning

Countywide Planning provides leadership for the implementation of a regional transportation system that increases mobility, fosters walkable and livable communities, and minimizes greenhouse gas emissions and environmental impacts.

Transit Oriented Development Planning Grant

This program awards competitive grants to encourage the development and adoption of local land use regulations that are supportive of TOD .

Transportation Development Act, Article 3

Transportation Development Act Article 3 funds are used by cities within Los Angeles County for the planning and construction of bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

Transportation Funding

Metro is required by federal law to program TIP revenues across all transportation modes (pedestrian, bicycle, transit, highway) in Los Angeles County based on the planning requirements of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TIP-21). 


Advanced Transit Vehicle Consortium (ATVC)

The Advanced Transit Vehicle Consortium (ATVC) was created as a joint venture between Metro and several city and regional agencies to study the development and viability of advanced technology transit vehicles.

Arterial ITS (AITS) Architecture Configuration Management Tool

These webpages have been developed to provide local agencies in Los Angeles County with a specific set of multimodal planning tools to develop arterial roadways.

City of Los Angeles Downtown LA Streetcar

The Restoration of Historic Streetcar Service project is a public-private sector partnership and a key component of the Downtown Los Angeles "Bringing Back Broadway" revitalization initiative. 

Congestion Management Program

As the Congestion Management Agency for Los Angeles County, Metro is responsible for implementing the Congestion Management Program (CMP). The intent of the CMP Program is to address the impact of local growth on the regional transportation system.

Countywide Zero-Emission Trucks Collaborative

Metro is taking the lead in forming a Countywide Zero-Emission Trucks Collaborative to promote consistency among public agencies to catalyze the development and deployment of zero-emission trucks in LA County.

Immediate Needs Transportation Program

The Immediate Needs Transportation Program provides subsidized taxi service and/or transit subsidies to needy Los Angeles County residents who lack the resources to meet their transportation needs. 

Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) and New Freedom Programs

The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users was enacted to provide welfare recipients, eligible low-income and disabled individuals with transportation access services to employment and employment-related activities.  

Joint Development Program

A real property asset development and management program, Joint Development oversees the most appropriate private and/or public sector business activity on Metro-owned property at and adjacent to transit stations and corridors.

LA County Transit Subsidy Program

Depending on where you live, you may be eligible for a special discount on your transit pass. The County of Los Angeles contracts with Metro to sell 30-day passes at reduced rates to eligible seniors, persons with disabilities, and students who live in the unincorporated areas of the County.

Los Angeles Union Station Master Plan

Union Station is located adjacent to downtown Los Angeles, the region's civic center. As the regional transit hub, Union Station connects five bustling counties in Southern California via multiple rail and commuter lines, including Amtrak, Metro Rail (Red, Purple and Gold Lines) and Metrolink.

Metro EV Charge Stations

Metro is introducing electric vehicle (EV) charge stations at five Metro Rail station parking lots. The new Level 2 charge stations will allow riders with EVs to conveniently charge their cars while using the Metro system.

Metro Sustainability: Environmental Compliance and Services (ECSD)

ECSD is focused on minimizing the environmental, social, and financial impacts from the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of the agency's facilities and operations, as well as procurement of its products and services.

Metro’s Green Construction Equipment Initiative

Metro adopted a Green Construction Policy for its planning, construction, operations and procurement activities, and is committed to using green equipment in all construction projects performed on Metro properties and rights-of-way.

Multi-County Goods Movement Action Plan

Regional transportation planners crafted this comprehensive plan to address how train- and truck-borne cargo can move throughout Los Angeles, Ventura, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties without adversely impacting local communities and the environment.

Program Management Office (PMO)

The Program Management Office (PMO), which was created in September 2010 primarily in response to Measure R, is the oversight component of Measure R projects in addition to other projects that are ongoing. 

Public-Private Partnerships for Metro Transportation Projects

The Public-Private Partnership project has Metro identify and detail specific highway or transit projects that are currently unfunded and could be completed with financing and project implementation arrangements with the private sector.

Regional Rail

The Regional Rail team at Metro is responsible for planning, programming, and implementing projects in L.A. County along Metro owned railroad right-of-ways. This team is involved with all passenger rail activities in the County, including Metrolink, Amtrak, and high speed rail.

Rider Relief

The Rider Relief Transportation Program (RRTP) provides fare subsidy coupons to eligible riders who purchase daily, weekly, or monthly Metro passes, the TAP cash purse option or EZ transit passes from participating Southern California transit systems.

Safe Routes to School

Metro’s Safe Routes to School Program benefits neighborhoods and school communities by promoting safe travel, healthy exercise, traffic congestion reduction and air quality improvements around schools.

Signal Synchronization Training

Metro has developed a comprehensive and detailed signal operation and maintenance program to upgrade the skills of local traffic engineers and signal maintenance personnel.

Transportation Improvement Program

The six-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a federal and state mandated programming document that contains financial and other information about local and state highway transit projects and services.


Long Range Transportation Plan

Metro’s Long Range Transportation Plan was commissioned in 2009 to identify and provide options to meet the county’s transportation needs over the next 30 years.

Short Range Transportation Plan 2014

The Draft 2014 Short Range Transportation Plan (Draft Plan) is a ten-year action plan that guides our programs and projects through 2024. It advances us towards the long-term goals identified in the 2009 Long Range Transportation Plan, a 30-year vision for addressing growth and traffic in Los Angeles County.  

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