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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

“The Federal Transit Administration (FTA is announcing an initiative to permit FTA recipients and subrecipients to utilize geographic, economic, or other hiring preferences on FTA-Funded construction projects. This initiate will be carried out as a pilot program for a period of four years (unless extended) under authority provided in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, the Federal grants management regulation, and a recent Office of Management and Budget Memorandum (March 19, 2021). The purpose of this pilot program is to provide flexibility to utilize hiring preference to promote equitable creation of employment opportunities and workforce development activities, particularly for economic or socially disadvantaged workers, while evaluating the impact of such preferences on full and open competition and project delivery.”

The new Pilot Local Hire Initiative enables Metro to implement local hiring requirements on Federal Transit Administration (FTA) contract opportunities advertised during the four-year pilot period of May 21, 2021 through May 21, 2025.

All advertised and awarded projects covered by Metro’s PLA/CCP from the period of May 21, 2021 through May 21, 2025 will be subject to the Pilot Local Hire Initiative program. The initiative entails that local hire provisions under Metro’s Project Labor Agreement (section 7.5 thought 7.5.4) will be the requirement regardless of the funding source. All other Metro’s PLA/CCP requirements and provisions remain unchanged.

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

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