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The Advanced Transit Vehicle Consortium (ATVC) was established in 1995 as a joint venture between Metro, the City of Los Angeles, the County of Los Angeles and the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

ATVC’s mission is to encourage the development of advanced transit vehicle technologies, particularly in areas of high capacity transit vehicles, low emission propulsion technologies, and advanced composite vehicle structures.

Additionally, ATVC serves in an advisory capacity to Metro’s Board of Directors and is responsible for helping Metro implement new transit technologies that can reduce emissions, improve operating efficiencies or provide enhancements in the quality of Metro’s transit services.

Registered in the State of California as an independent 501.C.3, ATVC has invested over $10 million in research and development projects in areas that show promise for improving transit services in the greater Los Angeles region.