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Facts at a Glance

Facts at a Glance

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 2,438
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 Busways

Rail Line Opened Miles Type Stations Construction Cost
Metro Blue Line (Image) Metro Blue Line 1990 22 Light Rail 22 (inc. 3 shared) $877 million
Metro Red Line (Image) Metro Purple Line (Image) Metro Red/ Purple Lines 1993
MacArthur Park, 1993
Wilshire/ Western, 1996
Hollywood, 1999
North Hollywood, 2000
17.4 Subway/Subway 16 (inc. 6 shared) $4.5 billion
Metro Green Line (Image) Metro Green Line 1995 20 Light Rail 14 (inc. 1 shared) $718 million
Metro Gold Line (Image) Metro Gold Line 2003
Eastside Extension, 2009
Azusa Extension, 2016
31 Light Rail 27 (inc. 1 shared) $2.8 billion
Metro Orange Line (Image) Metro Orange Line 2005
Extension from Canoga Park to Chatsworth, 2012
18 Busway 18
$484 million
Metro Silver Line (Image) Metro Silver Line 2009
South Bay and El Monte via Downtown Los Angeles
n/a Busway 10
$587 million
Metro Expo Line (Image) Metro Expo Line 2012
Extension to Santa Monica, 2016
15.1 Light Rail 19 (inc. 2 shared) $2.4 billion

Last updated: 11/18/2016


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


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

Metro Personnel

Includes full and part-time Metro Bus/Rail Operators. Metro Bus/Rail Operators are members of the Sheet, Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation (SMART) Union
Mechanics and Maintenance
Metro Mechanics are members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)
Most Metro Clerks are members of the Transportation Communications Union (TCU)
Bus and Rail Transportation and Maintenance Supervisors
Members are with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Union
Security Guards
Metro Security Guards are members of Teamsters Union
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 2018 Budget

Resources In Millions
Passenger Fares $323.4
TDA/STA $461.0
Prop A – Cent Sales Tax $802.0
Prop C – Cent Sales Tax $802.0
Measure R - Sales Tax $802.0
Measure M - Sales Tax $761.9
Federal and State Grants $989.6
Bond Proceeds $1,041.2
Other System-generated revenues


Total Resources



In Millions
Bus Operations $1,165.6
Rail Operations $524.5
Regional Activities $13.4
Measure R Transit Capital $1,696.5
Operating Capital $394.7
Regional Rail Capital $66.6
Highway Capital $79.5
Subsidy Funding Programs $1,509.9
Congestion Management $97.3
General Planning & Programs $191.0
Debt Service $381.8
Total Expenses $6,120.8

Revenues for Measure M’s inaugural year are estimated to approximate 95% of the Propositions A, C and Measure R revenues. This is based on past history with new sales tax ordinance receipts.

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