Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor Agency (LOSSAN)
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has been a member of the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor Agency since its formation in 1989. LOSSAN is responsible for the operation of regional rail service on the coastal rail corridor from San Diego to San Luis Obispo. The largest connecting hub for the corridor is Los Angeles Union Station which was purchased by Metro in 2011.
The LOSSAN corridor primarily operates Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner with over 2.8 million riders each year. The Pacific Surfliner operates 11 daily trains between Los Angeles and San Diego on weekdays, 12 on weekends on 351 miles of rail. LOSSAN is made of up member agencies including the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), North County Transit District (NCTD), Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG), Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG), and the Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC). As the largest County within the six member agencies, Metro is a key strategic partner in this regional agency. Though operated by Amtrak, the Pacific Surfliner is primarily financed by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and is operated under the Amtrak California brand.
Additional information can be found by visiting www.lossan.org which is managed by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). Additional information on Amtrak can be found at www.amtrak.com and at www.blog.amtrak.com