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Metro adopted the CCP in conjunction with the PLA to encourage construction employment and training opportunities to those who reside in economically disadvantaged areas on Metro construction projects. The agreement applies to certain local (non-federally) funded and federally funded construction projects with a construction value greater than $2.5 million.

Metro's PLA is unique in that Metro is the first transit agency in the nation to adopt such an agreement with national targeted hiring goals for federally funded projects with FTA approval. The PLA and CCP were approved by Metro's Board of Directors on January 26, 2012, subsequently renewed on January 26, 2017 and negotiated with the Los Angeles/Orange County Building Construction Trades Council (LAOCBCTC) to help facilitate the timely completion of transit projects in LA County.

Los Angeles Metro is at the forefront of change and innovation in LA County’s transportation revolution. With an ambitious plan to deliver 28 new critical infrastructure projects by 2028, the need for a well-trained and diverse workforce has never been greater. Metro is proud to be an ambassador of women in the construction trades. The women in this video are living proof of barriers being broken and why the construction industry is moving towards a brighter and more inclusive future.

Pilot Local Hire Initiatives

In March 2015, the U.S. DOT announced an initiative to permit, on an experimental basis, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recipients and sub-recipients the ability to utilize previously disallowed local/geographic-based labor hiring preferences and economic-based labor hiring preferences on Construction and Rolling Stock projects.  This initiative was carried out and extended under the FHWA and FTA’s existing Authorities.

The Federal Register published a notice from the USDOT announcing the withdrawal of the Pilot Local Hire program on October 6, 2017.

Metro currently has the following active contracts awarded under the Pilot Local Hire Initiative:

  • Westside Subway Extension Project, Section 2 - $1.3 billion
  • Purple Line Extension Project Section 3 – Tunnels
  • Purple Line Extension Section 3 Advanced Utility Relocation - $11 million

Local Hire Version– Project Labor Agreement (Pilot Local Hire Initiative)
Local Hire Version– Construction Careers Policy (Pilot Local Hire Initiative)