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NOTE: For more detailed information including average boardings, view current Ridership Statistic.

Metro Buses

Bus Stops 15,967
Square Miles in Service Area 1,433
Number of Bus Routes 170
Total Metro Bus Fleet 2,228
Buses leased to contractors to provide service on Metro routes (Included in total) 173

Metro Rail

Stations  80
Miles of Service  87
Number of Lines  4 Light Rail, 2 Subway

Metro Rail and Transitways

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
2005 Extension from Canoga Park to Chatsworth, 
2012
2009   South Bay and El Monte via Downtown Los Angeles  2012      
Total Annual Boardings FY2014 27.4 million 49.9 million 13.5 million 11.8 million 7.6 million 6.8 million 8.8 million
Miles 22 17.4 20 19.7 18       n/a 7.5
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) 21
(inc. 1 shared)
18
n/a
10
n/a
10 
(inc. 2 shared)
Number of rail cars/buses on route  69 104 29 50 30  41 23
Construction Cost
$877 million $4.5 
billion
$718 million $1.8 
billion
$484 
million
 $587 million $930
million 
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 Trucks on Patrol 152
Annual Budget $28 million
Number of Freeway Miles Served 475
Number of Tow Truck Beats 39
Average Number of Motorists Assisted per Month 25,000
Number of Motorists Assisted Annually 300,000
Metro-Funded Bikeways
Bike Routes   64 miles
Bike Lanes   107 miles
Bike Paths   117 miles

Metro Personnel

Operations
Operators
Includes full & part-time bus & rail Operators. Metro Bus/Rail Operators are members of the United Transportation Union (UTU)
4,448
Mechanics and Maintenance
Metro Mechanics are members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)
2,230
Clerks
Most Metro Clerks are members of the Transportation Communications Union (TCU)
728
Bus and Rail Transportation and Maintenance Supervisors
Members are with The American Federation of State, County and municipal Employees union (AFSCME)
672
Security Guards
Metro Security Guards are members of Teamsters Union
73
Metro Full-Time Staff
Represented Employees 8,151
Non-represented Employees 1,151
Total full-time staff 9,302
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 2014 Budget

Resources In Millions
Passenger Fares $345.1
Prop A – Cent Sales Tax $708.4
Prop C – Cent Sales Tax $708.4
Measure R - Sales Tax $708.4
Federal Grants $553.4
State Grants $1,081.7
Bond Proceeds $778.1
Other Local Revenue

$111.8

Total Resources

$4,995.3

Expenses  

In Millions 
Bus Operations $976.3
Rail Operations $346.4
Regional Activities $22.2
Measure R Capital $1,238.0
Deferred Maintenance Capital  $258.3
Safety and Security Capital  $36.7
Infratsructure Improvement Capital $69.7
Highway Programs  $445.6
Regional Subsidy Programs  $1,069.1
Congestion Management  $72.1
General Planning & Programs  $128.3
Debt Service  $332.5


Total Expenses $4,995.3

 

Information on this tab covers Metro’s capital projects including Measure R, Corridor Studies, Highway Programs, and construction projects. Click on the 'Launch Tracker' button to see all of the projects or use the quick links below to jump to a specific projects list.

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What’s the most hipster restaurant you transit to?
Posted by Anna Chen on February 5, 2016 3:08 pm
Exposed brick wall and air duct? Check. Whimsical decor? Check. String lighting? Check. Photo by Lynn N. via Yelp. First, let me just say that this is not a knock against hipster restaurants. ...
HWR: is our region ready to make transit part of our lives?
Posted by Steve Hymon on February 5, 2016 11:39 am
In today’s HWR, more on transit ridership and building our future transit system, using GPS to get lost in Iceland and things to read whilst transiting… Art of Transit:  Happy ...
Video from Tunnel Boring Machine ceremony
Posted by Jose Ubaldo on February 3, 2016 12:38 pm
Above is video from the naming ceremony on Monday for the tunnel boring machine [TBM] that will be used to dig one-mile twin tunnels on the northern part of the Crenshaw/LAX Line. In case you ...
HWR: will bus-only lanes rise again?
Posted by Steve Hymon on February 3, 2016 9:46 am
Art of Transit:  A test train on the Gold Line extension to Azusa as seen through a cactus growing along the San Gabriel River. Photo by Steve Hymon/Metro. From the Dept. of Twitter:  ICYMI: ...
HWR: the hills are alive with more talk about ridership
Posted by Steve Hymon on February 2, 2016 8:13 am
The art of transit:  Nice views yesterday from the Expo Line’s La Cienega/Jefferson Station. However, it would be nice if someone could move those high-tension wires. Photo by Steve ...
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