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NOTE: For more detailed information including average boardings, view current Ridership Statistic.
Last updated: 11/18/2016

Metro Buses

Bus Stops 15,967
Square Miles in Service Area 1,433
Number of Bus Routes 170
Total Metro Bus Fleet 2,248
Buses leased to contractors to provide service on Metro routes (Included in total) 185

Metro Rail

Stations  93
Miles of Service  105
Number of Lines  4 Light Rail, 2 Subway

Metro Rail and Transitways

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Statistics
Metro 
Blue 
Line
Metro 
Red/Purple
Lines
Metro 
Green 
Line
Metro 
Gold 
Line
Metro
Orange 
Line
Metro
Silver
Line
Metro
Expo
Line
Opened 1990       1993
MacArthur
Park, 1993
Wilshire/ Western, 1996 
Hollywood, 1999 
North Hollywood, 2000
1995       2003 Eastside Extension, 
2009

Azusa Extension 2016
2005 Extension from Canoga Park to Chatsworth, 
2012
2009   South Bay and El Monte via Downtown Los Angeles  2012    
Extension to Santa Monica 2016 
Miles 22 17.4 20 31 18       n/a 15.1
Type Light Rail Subway/Subway Light Rail  Light Rail  Transitway Transitway Light Rail 
Stations 22 (inc. 3 shared) 16
(inc. 6 shared)
14 (inc. 1 shared) 27
(inc. 1 shared)
18
n/a
10
n/a
19 
(inc. 2 shared)
Construction Cost
$877 million $4.5 
billion
$718 million $2.8 
billion
$484 
million
 $587 million $2.4
billion 

Last updated: 11/18/2016

Cars

HOV - Carpool Lanes
Length in miles 219
Lane miles in both directions 539
Metro funds programmed for HOV Lanes since 1991 $2.7 billion
Metro funds the development of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) or Carpool Lanes in cooperation with Caltrans.
Metro Freeway Service Patrol
Number of Tow Truck Beats 43
Number of Tow Trucks on Patrol 149
Number of Freeway Miles Served 475
Number of Motorists Assisted Monthly (Average) 25,000
Number of Motorists Assisted Annually 300,000
Motorists hours saved annually from sitting in traffic 9.4 million
Gallons of fuel savings annually 16.2 million
Emissions reductions annually 150 million kilograms
Annual Budget $33 million

Bikes

Miles of Bikeways in LA County
Bike Routes/Signage   609 miles
Bike Lanes   1,053 miles
Bike Paths   346 miles

Metro Personnel

Operations
Operators
Includes full & part-time bus & rail Operators. Metro Bus/Rail Operators are members of the Sheet, Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation (SMART)
4,397
Mechanics and Maintenance
Metro Mechanics are members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)
2,370
Clerks
Most Metro Clerks are members of the Transportation Communications Union (TCU)
849
Bus and Rail Transportation and Maintenance Supervisors
Members are with The American Federation of State, County and municipal Employees union (AFSCME)
748
Security Guards
Metro Security Guards are members of Teamsters Union
90
Metro Full-Time Staff
Represented Employees 8,454
Non-represented Employees 1,363
Total full-time staff 9,817
Metro Security/Transit Police 
Under contract with Metro, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department (LASD) provides security along the entire Metro bus and rail network in cooperation with Metro's own Transit Police Force.  

FY 2016 Budget

ResourcesIn Millions
Passenger Fares $376
TDA/STA $487.5
Prop A – Cent Sales Tax $763.5
Prop C – Cent Sales Tax $763.5
Measure R - Sales Tax $763.5
Federal and State Grants $950.3
Bond Proceeds $1,317.2
Other System-generated revenues

$146.9

Total Resources

$5,568.4

Expenses  

In Millions 
Bus Operations $1,050.4
Rail Operations $399.2
Regional Activities $22.8
Measure R Transit Capital $1,525.2
Operating Capital $469.2
Regional Rail Capital  $46.6
Highway Capital $90.3
Subsidy Funding Programs $1,373.1
Congestion Management $93.1
General Planning & Programs $169.8
Debt Service  $328.7
Total Expenses $5,568.4

 

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