• Overview
  • Service Area & Hours of Operation
  • FAQ

The Metro Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) is a congestion mitigation program managed in partnership with Metro, CHP and Caltrans on all major freeways in Los Angeles County and is the largest of its kind in the nation performing approximately 25,000 assists each month. The program utilizes a fleet of roving tow and service trucks designed to reduce traffic congestion by efficiently getting disabled vehicles running again or by quickly towing those vehicles off of the freeway to a designated safe location. Quickly removing motorists and their disabled vehicles from the freeway reduces the chances of further incidents caused by onlookers and impatient drivers. In addition, FSP helps save fuel and reduce air polluting emissions by reducing stop-and-go traffic.

The service is absolutely FREE to motorists. Simply call 511 and say “Motorist Aid” from your phone or call from a freeway callbox. The services include the following:

  • Changing flat tires
  • Jump-starting cars
  • Refilling radiators and taping leaky hoses
  • Providing up to a gallon of fuel
  • Tow disable vehicles to designated safe locations off the freeway

Service Area & Hours of Operation

FSP ServiceExpresslanes ServiceBig Rig Service
Monday - Friday
6am to 7pm
I110 & I10
4am to 8pm
I710 & 91
5am to 7pm
10am to 6pm
10am to 7pm


FSP Working Holiday (limited service)
Date Holiday
Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Jr
Feb. 15 President’s Day
May 30 Memorial Day
July 4 Independence Day
Sept. 5 Labor Day


FSP Non-Working Holiday
Date Holiday
Jan. 1 New Year’s Day
Nov. 11 Veterans Day
Nov. 24 Thanksgiving Day
Nov. 25 Day After Thanksgiving
Dec. 25 – 31 No Service

Frequently Asked Questions

 What free services are provided by FSP?

 How do I get service?

 Will it cost me anything?

 Which freeways do Metro FSP patrol?

 Can the FSP driver tow my vehicle home, to my workplace or to a private facility?

 Can I tip the driver?

 How do I become an FSP Driver?

 How do I become an FSP Contractor?

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