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How We Plan and Build

Active Transportation

Everyone uses active transportation at some point in a trip, whether it’s walking, bicycling or rolling. Metro is committed to encouraging these human-powered methods of travel to and from rail and bus stations. Download Plan What are the benefits of active transportation? Active transportation enhances the quality of life for

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Bus Rapid Transit

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is high-quality bus-based transit that provides fast, frequent service through bus only lanes, traffic-signal priority and high-quality stations with all-door boarding.

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Early Project Delivery

Metro is transforming Los Angeles with $120 billion of transportation improvements over 40 years. Through the Early Project Delivery Strategy, we have identified transit projects that can be delivered faster than scheduled – with some completed in time for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games.   How are projects identified for

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Environmental Review

Planning and building new transportation projects is complex. The time involved may seem long and frustrating – but the process is important. This fact sheet will provide an overview of the planning process and how the public can help shape the project at each step of the way. Fact Sheet

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Equity and Race

Metro believes that access to opportunity should be at the center of decision-making around public investments and services.

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First/Last Mile

The Plan is an approach for identifying barriers and planning and implementing improvements for the first/last mile portions of an individual’s journey.

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Gentrification and Displacement

Transportation connects LA County residents to opportunity. The ability to get around provides access to jobs, education, health care, entertainment, shopping and more. Metro is working to transform our transportation system, which will dramatically change how people travel and live. This transformation will bring benefits across LA County. At the

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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. Download Plan Download Fact Sheet Why is goods movement important in LA

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Highway Soundwalls

Metro is working to improve the quality of life for LA County residents living in areas of high traffic noise by creating quieter communities through our soundwall program. Fact Sheet Hoja Informativa What is Metro’s Highway Soundwall Program? In 2000, the Metro Board of Directors adopted a policy for prioritizing,

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Joint Development

Joint Development is the real estate development program through which Metro collaborates with qualified developers to build transit-oriented developments on Metro-owned properties. Metro’s Joint Development sites are a gateway to the Metro transit system and hold unique potential to advance community development goals while attracting new riders to the Metro system.

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Property Acquisition

Metro is transforming LA County with a rapid, extensive buildout of our transit system to better serve all who live, work and play in the region. When building new projects, we often need to buy or lease land for construction or operations. This property acquisition process is governed by federal

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Public-Private Partnerships

Next Stop:  Innovative Project Delivery The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is implementing the largest and most ambitious voter-approved transportation expansion program in the nation. With the passage of Measure M in November 2016, Metro will build out 40 major transit and highway projects in the next 40

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Rail Maintenance and Operations Facilities

Metro’s rail network is expanding, with new lines planned and under construction. As our rail system grows, more maintenance and storage facilities will be needed to keep these new lines running smoothly and efficiently. Fact Sheet Hoja Informativa What are rail yards? Rail yards are sites with maintenance and storage

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Rail Modes

During the planning and environmental evaluation process for a new rail line, many factors will be considered to determine the mode. Some of these factors include cost, available funding, carrying capacity, speed, travel demand, urban fit, if the project being studied is an extension of an existing line, or availability

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Station Construction

Metro’s plan for better transit includes projects to support Metro Rail. To help smooth traffic flow on streets, we are incorporating underground stations into many existing and upcoming rail projects. Fact Sheet Hoja Informativa 자료표 Where is Metro building underground rail stations? Below ground stations have been or are in

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Station Design Projects

Metro stations must be well located, recognizable, attractive, and easy to use, with well-designed station public areas, including plazas, concourses and platforms. Through coordination with other Metro departments, cities and other stakeholders, the Systemwide Design team helps design Metro stations that connect to the urban environment and regional transit network,

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Station Naming

LA County’s transit system is experiencing unprecedented growth. Many new rail stations are under construction and more are in the planning phase. The station naming process includes the following steps: Initial station names are identified during the project planning process primarily based on geographic location. When a project is approved

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Sustainability

We’re integrating sustainability into every stage of our projects. Not only did Metro operationalize sustainability internally through a 2009 policy, we also created programs and resources to ensure everything we do meets Metro’s sustainability standards. It’s all a part of Metro’s plan to build better transit. Read our Strategic Plan

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Transit Oriented Communities

Metro is transforming LA. Metro moves almost 1.3 million people a day across LA County. Thanks to Measure M, Metro is undertaking one of the largest transportation infrastructure programs in US history and will double the size of the rail network in the next 40 years. Metro is also re-imagining

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Triple Constraints

Creating new infrastructure to deliver the movement LA needs, now and in the future, is challenging. As Metro manages our projects, we must trade between three constraints: budget, scope and schedule. Change one, and the other two change as well. These interrelated factors need to be considered together through the

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Tunneling

Metro has a plan to make it easier for you to get around LA.  It includes building better transit. Tunnel construction on new rail or highway transportation projects is an important piece of the process. Fact Sheet Hoja Informativa To Build or Not to Build (a tunnel) Tunneling is just

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