Goods Movement

Metro has a plan to make it easier to get around, which includes easing congestion to move goods through LA County in a way that fosters inclusive growth and supports our economic competitiveness, environmental sustainability and social equity.

Why is goods movement important in LA County?

The ability to move goods efficiently across LA County and beyond is crucial to the economic vitality and mobility of Southern California and the nation. LA County is a massive economic engine with more than 10.2 million people. Our county is home to the largest container seaport complex in the United States; the sixth-busiest cargo airport (Los Angeles International Airport); and manufacturing facilities that support numerous industries, including fashion, entertainment, education, marketing, design and publishing, and aerospace.

These goods movement-dependent industries generate one-third of LA County’s economy and support one-third of the employment. The goods moving through our ports alone support more than 86,000 businesses and employ 1.3 million employees.

How does Metro support goods movement in LA County?

Metro’s Goods Movement group serves as a centralized source of goods movement planning in LA County. We coordinate and work in partnership with many agencies and stakeholders on the local, regional, state and national levels. 

Recognizing LA County’s role as a premier global gateway, we strive to create strategies with modern, multimodal approaches to move goods in efficient and environmentally sound ways.

What is the Goods Movement Strategic Plan and Sustainable Freight Competitiveness Framework?

In response to the local and global challenges we face, Metro spearheaded a collaborative effort to make LA County more resilient and efficient. With our goods movement partners, we developed the LA County Goods Movement Strategic Plan – a plan that is economically competitive, environmentally sustainable and socially equitable. It’s a shared vision and a path to better health and prosperity for everyone. 

As part of the strategic planning process, our partners identified guiding values and priorities to create the elements of a Sustainable Freight Competitiveness Framework. Each framework value and priority below is accompanied by strategies and equity considerations.   

Illustration featuring Sustainable Goods Movement Icons

Contact Us

Metro LEP information graphic including phone numbers (323-466-3876, ext 2) in various languages.

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