Los Angeles County is home to more than 10.1 million people and eight million vehicles. Over the decades, we grew and grew — and gave too many residents little choice but to drive everywhere they needed to go. While our road system remains one of the world’s finest, Metro is working to give residents an alternative to traffic. We’re connecting communities to job centers and have a long slate of projects designed to untangle bottlenecks and add fast, frequent and high-capacity transit to key corridors where we can also add more housing and jobs near transit.
- Metro’s Purple Line subway will connect to the Westside, which has the second-largest concentration of jobs in LA County. The subway will provide easy, frequent trips to the Miracle Mile, Beverly Hills, Century City, Westwood and UCLA.
- The Crenshaw/LAX Line and the new LAX people mover will finally connect Metro Rail to the second busiest airport in the United States, while the Regional Connector will speed light rail trips to and through downtown Los Angeles, making it possible to ride from Azusa to Long Beach and East Los Angeles to Santa Monica.
- For the first time in a quarter-century, Metro will be overhauling its bus system to reflect changing commute patterns and job and residential growth in different communities. After considerable public outreach and input, we’ll have a bus system that will be faster with more frequent service on key lines across the county.
- With Measure M sales tax money, Metro is building a nicer, gentler Los Angeles by funding pedestrian and bike lanes in cities across the county. Our goal is to make it easier to reach transit stations, whether you’re walking, biking, taking the bus or even driving.
- We are also pursuing innovative ways to move people around. We are pursuing technologies that will make it easier to pay your fare, get online when you’re onboard transit and find a bus or train when you need one. We’re also looking at on-demand buses that will give you a ride even if you’re not on a formal bus route.