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Active Transportation Rail to River Corridor

The Rail to Rail/River Active Transportation Corridor Project (Rail to Rail/River ATC Project) will convert an existing, underutilized railroad right-of-way (ROW) into a multi-purpose transportation corridor continuing on to the Los Angeles River, spanning up to 10.6 miles.

America’s Global Freight Gateway: Southern California Rail Project

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Blue Line Upgrades

After 23 years of service transporting riders between Long Beach and Downtown Los Angeles, the Metro Blue Line is getting a well-deserved $1.2 billion dollar overhaul. It includes new tracks, improved stations, refurbished rail cars and more.

Bus Rapid Transit Studies

Metro, the City of Los Angeles, and Los Angeles County are considering the feasibility of implementing a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project on Wilshire Boulevard within the City of Los Angeles.

Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project

The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project is a proposed 8.5-mile light rail line that will extend from the intersection of Exposition and Crenshaw Boulevards to the Metro Green Line’s Aviation/LAX Station. The Project will serve the cities of Los Angeles, Inglewood, Hawthorne, and El Segundo and portions of unincorporated Los Angeles County.

Eastside Access Improvements: 1st & Central Station Project

The Eastside Access Improvements project (or the Eastside Access 1st/Central project) at the future Metro Regional Connector - Gold Line 1st/ Central station in the communities of Little Tokyo and the Arts District  will help implement a program of streetscape, pedestrian safety, and bicycle access improvements in a one-mile radius around the station. These improvements will help enhance the livability of these communities and facilitate linkages to Union Station and integration of the bicycle and pedestrian access to Metro rail, bus, and bike systems. 

Growing a Greener Workforce

Raising the Green IQ for Metro and the greater Los Angeles community by providing training for Envision and G-PRO Fundamentals

I-710 Soundwall Project

Metro identified five miles of new soundwalls along I-710, plus an additional seven miles of existing walls that can be aesthetically treated to match the new walls. 

Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committees (ITOC)

The Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committees are independent committees formed to monitor and ensure that all tax measure revenue is spent for transportation purposes as specified in ordinances.

Joint Development – Fairview Heights Station

In January 2014, Metro broke ground on the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, an 8.5-mile, eight-station light rail transit line running from the Metro Exposition Line at Crenshaw and Exposition Boulevards to the Metro Green Line at the Aviation/LAX Station. The Crenshaw/LAX Line will serve the cities of Los Angeles, Inglewood and El Segundo, and portions of unincorporated Los Angeles County.

Joint Development – Taylor Yard

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Metro First/Last Mile

The First/Last Mile Strategic Plan is an approach for identifying barriers and planning and implementing improvements for the first/last mile portions of an individual’s journey.

Metro Sustainability: Countywide Planning

Metro is developing a Complete Streets Policy to establish a standard of excellence for multimodal design.

Mobility on Demand

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Office of Extraordinary Innovation

From public private capital partnerships to cutting edge new technologies, The Office of Extraordinary Innovation was established to explore new ways to move LA by finding and testing leading-edge ideas that have potential to improve mobility for the people in the region.

Purple Line Extension

Work is proceeding on the long-envisioned subway to the Westside which has been discussed in Los Angeles for the better part of the last half-century.

Purple Line Extension Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM)

The two Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) for the Purple Line Extension Transit Project Section 1 will be used to dig two parallel tunnels that will connect three new stations from Koreatown to Beverly Hills. Insert main page content

Regional Connector Transit Project

Extends from Metro Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station to 7th Street/Metro Center Station, allowing passengers to transfer to Blue, Expo, Red and Purple Lines bypassing Union Station.

Transit Supportive Planning Toolkit

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Transit Supportive Planning Toolkit (the Toolkit) details specific policies and programs that can be used to promote Transit Oriented Communities (TOC).


Airport Metro Connector 96th Street Transit Station

Metro is examining ways to connect the growing Metro Rail system to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

ATMS (Smart Bus) Project

Advanced Transportation Management System (ATMS) technology makes Metro the operator of one of the "smartest" and most "feature packed" bus fleets in the world.

Capital Projects

Patsaouras Plaza Busway Station project will be a new transit busway station for the Metro Silver Line and other transit buses operating on the El Monte Busway. The design will place the busway south of Patsaouras Transit Plaza, in the median of the El Monte Busway next to US-101.

Division 13 Bus Maintenance Facility

Metro has made several modifications to the design plan of the agency's Union Bus Maintenance and Operations Facility IS/MND project since it was was adopted by the Metro Board on September 25, 2008.

East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor

Metro, in coordination with the City of Los Angeles, is conducting a transit study to evaluate ways to improve north-south transit opportunities in the east San Fernando Valley that offer connections to the regional transportation network.

Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2

Metro Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 is a transit study looking to connect with and extend the recently opened Gold Line Eastside Extension light rail line which runs from Union Station to Pomona and Atlantic boulevards in East Los Angeles to communities farther east.

Edward R. Roybal Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension

With eight new stations serving such diverse neighborhoods as the Arts District, Little Tokyo and Boyle Heights, the Edward R. Roybal Metro Gold Line Extension connects the Eastside by rail to Downtown LA, Pasadena, San Fernando Valley, South Bay, Long Beach and other points.

El Monte Station

In preparation for the construction of the new El Monte Station, construction of a temporary bus terminal began in April 2010. Work on the new facility is expected to last approximately 20 months.

Emergency Security Operations Center (ESOC)

Metro is developing a new three-story Emergency Security Operations Center (ESOC) on property already owned by Metro. The new facility will serve as the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) and central location for Metro security operations, radio dispatch and emergency coordination. Metro is also planning to integrate Rail and Bus Operations Centers into the facility in the future.

Expo Line to Santa Monica

This phase of the Exposition Transit Corridor project will extend westward from the Culver City Metro Rail station along the old Pacific Electric Exposition right-of-way to 4th Street and Colorado in downtown Santa Monica.

Gold Line Foothill Extension

Metro has partnered with the Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority to oversee the eastward extension of the existing Metro Gold Line from its current terminus in Pasadena to the City of Montclair.

Green Line Upgrades

As part of Metro’s overall plan to upgrade its rail service, Green Line stations will be intermittently closed starting Spring 2015 until early 2016.

Link Union Station (Link US)

The project will transform LAUS from a “stub-end,” or dead-end station, to a “run-through” station by extending tracks south over the US-101 freeway, resulting in reduced passenger wait times and reduced greenhouse gas emissions from idling trains. 

Metro Orange Line

The Metro Orange Line Grade Separation Analysis and Operational Improvement Technical Study is nearing completion and will be brought back to the Metro Board this summer, after which environmental clearance will begin. 

Metro Silver Line

Metro Silver Line connects the South Bay and the San Gabriel Valley with Downtown L.A. seven days-a-week service every 5-10 minutes during weekday rush hours.

Regional Connector Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM)

A TBM is like a giant drill. The TBM will slowly drill through the earth, digging the tunnels needed for the trains to travel underground. The tunnels will connect three stations from Little Tokyo to the Financial District in downtown Los Angeles. 

South Bay Light Rail Transit Extension

Metro is conducting an environmental impact review of options for the South Bay Light Rail Transit Extension project, a proposed extension of the agency's existing Green Line to Los Angeles County's South Bay region.

West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor

This transit corridor project is planned along a 20-mile rail right-of-way connecting Paramount with Santa Ana by utilizing several transportation alternatives including bus rapid transit, light rail, commuter rail and high-speed rail.

Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station Improvement Project

The Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station Improvement Project is intended to provide important upgrades to this busy, 25 year old Station where the Metro Blue and Green Lines meet. 


Caltrans Highway Projects (District 7)

Over the next five years, Caltrans is improving northern and southern segments along the I-5. The I-5 North Corridor Improvements project covers the area between the Ventura Freeway (SR-134) and the Kern County line. The I-5 South Corridor Improvements covers the area between the Orange County line and the San Gabriel River Freeway (I-605).

Freeway Service Patrol

Whether it's a flat tire, an empty gas tank, or an overheated radiator, chances are that one day, you'll need help on the freeway. Thanks to the Freeway Service Patrol, help is on the way!

Gateway Cities Air Quality Action Plan (GCAQAP)

The Gateway Cities Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) is a Corridor-specific study to evaluate air quality and health impacts. The study was requested by the I-710 Oversight Policy Committee (OPC) in 2004 and subsequently authorized by the Metro Board. 

Gateway Cities Technology Plan for Goods Movement

Technology applications support greater safety and efficiency in moving people and goods on our highways, railroads, waterways and ports. 

High Desert Corridor

The High Desert Corridor (HDC) project proposes the construction of a brand new, approximately 63-mile, east-west freeway/expressway linking State Route (SR)-14 in Los Angeles County with SR-18 in San Bernardino County.

HOV (Carpool) Lanes

For nearly 30 years, freeway High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes have been developed in Los Angeles County as an incentive to encourage people to carpool, vanpool or ride the bus.

I-5 Improvements in North County

Metro is exploring options to relieve congestion in the North County of Los Angeles in a multi-phase project named the I-5 North Capacity Enhancements. Adding new lanes, such as truck and/or carpool lanes are current measures being explored in this project.

I-605 Corridor “Hot Spots” Program

Metro has completed a Feasibility Study which analyzed improvement alternatives for congestion hot spots along the SR-91, I-605, and I-405 corridors.

I-710 Corridor Project

The Long Beach Freeway (I-710) is a vital transportation artery for both commuter and goods movement linking the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to points throughout Southern California and beyond.

Metro ExpressLanes

Metro, CalTrans and their mobility partners are working together to develop ExpressLanes and test innovations to improve traffic flow and provide better travel options on the busy I-10 and I-110 Freeways.

Metro Freeway Crew

Southern California's freeway system was once the envy of the nation, an endless drive through beautiful trees and plantings. But now LA's freeways are really showing their age. 

Northwest 138 Corridor

Situated in the Antelope Valley in the northwest corner of Los Angeles County, State Route 138 (SR-138) extends 36 miles from Interstate 5 (I-5) to State Route 14 (SR-14). Metro and Caltrans have initiated a new environmental study to evaluate the corridor alternatives.

Sepulveda Transit Corridor

Planned to connect the San Fernando Valley to the Westside via a 10-mile section of the I-405 Freeway, this project is considering both transit and highway improvements.

Soundwall Program

With the passage of SB-45, the California Street and Highway Code was amended to transfer the programming and funding responsibilities of the Post-1989 Soundwall Retrofit Program to regional transportation planning agencies.

SR-710 North Study

To address the SR-710 Gap, we are beginning a new process that involves an education and public involvement program to seek both regional and community-based solutions that are suggested by you, your friends and family, your neighbors, and everyone else in your community.

State Route 2

SR-2 was originally planned and constructed in 1959 to connect with the Hollywood Freeway (US 101) through the neighborhoods of Silver Lake and Echo Park.

WB SR-91 Project

State Route 91 (SR-91, the Artesia Freeway) is an integral part of the freeway network in Southern California, serving as a major east-west route for commuters and for freight movement between the Ports and the Inland Empire.


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ARRA Surface Transportation Funding

The attached flowchart was prepared by Metro to assist local agencies with the critical path for submittals for surface transportation funds made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Call for Projects

Metro is responsible for managing the L.A. County Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and allocating discretionary federal, state and local funds to improve surface transportation throughout the county.  

Corridor Mobility Improvement Account (CMIA)

On November 7 2006, the voters approved by a simple majority Prop. 1B: The Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006. 

Federal Section 5310, Section 5316, and Section 5317 Programs

The FTA Section 5310 program provides funding to qualified non-profit social service and public agencies for the purchase of accessible vehicles and other equipment to serve the elderly and individuals with disabilities.

Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee - Measure M

The Measure M Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee of Metro (“Committee”) provides an enhanced level of accountability for expenditures of sales tax revenues made under the Expenditure Plan. 

Joint Development - Expo/Crenshaw Station

In January 2014, Metro broke ground on the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, an 8.5-mile, eight-station light rail transit line running from the Metro Exposition Line at Crenshaw and Exposition Boulevards to the Metro Green Line at the Aviation/LAX Station. The Crenshaw/LAX Line will serve the cities of Los Angeles, Inglewood and El Segundo, and portions of unincorporated Los Angeles County.

Local Return Program

The Proposition A and Proposition C Local Return programs are two one-half cent sales tax measures approved by Los Angeles County voters to fund a countywide transit development program.

Metro Sustainability

Metro's commitment to creating a sustainable region and future for LA County begins with public transit, but goes well beyond bus and rail service to alternative fuels, emissions controls, countywide planning and more.

Metro Sustainability: Countywide Planning - archive

Countywide Planning provides leadership for the implementation of a regional transportation system that increases mobility, fosters walkable and livable communities, and minimizes greenhouse gas emissions and environmental impacts.

Metro Sustainability Training Workshops

Metro offers sustainability-related trainings that support Metro plans and policies. The training programs are intended to provide education opportunities for local agency partners regarding Metro’s multiple plans, methodologies, and benefits.

Transit Oriented Communities

According to the Center For Transit Oriented Development, Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is a type of community development that includes a mixture of housing, office, retail and/or other commercial development.

Transportation Development Act, Article 3

Transportation Development Act Article 3 funds are used by cities within Los Angeles County for the planning and construction of bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

Transportation Funding

Metro is required by federal law to program TIP revenues across all transportation modes (pedestrian, bicycle, transit, highway) in Los Angeles County based on the planning requirements of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TIP-21). 


Active Transportation

Active Transportation includes human-powered methods of travel, such as walking, bicycling or rolling to get from one place to another, including walking and biking to work or to connect to transit.​

Advanced Transit Vehicle Consortium (ATVC)

The Advanced Transit Vehicle Consortium (ATVC) was created as a joint venture between Metro and several city and regional agencies to study the development and viability of advanced technology transit vehicles.

Arterial ITS (AITS) Architecture Configuration Management Tool

These webpages have been developed to provide local agencies in Los Angeles County with a specific set of multimodal planning tools to develop arterial roadways.

Business Interruption Fund

Metro’s Business Interruption Fund (BIF) provides financial assistance to small “mom and pop” businesses located along the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, the Little Tokyo area and the 2nd/Broadway segment along the Regional Connector and Phase 1 of the Purple Line Extension that are impacted by transit rail construction. Metro’s BIF is administered as a pilot program in partnership with Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Corporation (PCR).

City of Los Angeles Downtown LA Streetcar

The Restoration of Historic Streetcar Service project is a public-private sector partnership and a key component of the Downtown Los Angeles "Bringing Back Broadway" revitalization initiative. 

Congestion Management Program

As the Congestion Management Agency for Los Angeles County, Metro is responsible for implementing the Congestion Management Program (CMP). The intent of the CMP Program is to address the impact of local growth on the regional transportation system.

Countywide Zero-Emission Trucks Collaborative

Metro is taking the lead in forming a Countywide Zero-Emission Trucks Collaborative to promote consistency among public agencies to catalyze the development and deployment of zero-emission trucks in LA County.

Environmental Compliance & Sustainability Department

ECSD is focused on minimizing the environmental, social, and financial impacts from the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of the agency's facilities and operations, as well as procurement of its products and services.

Immediate Needs Transportation Program

The Immediate Needs Transportation Program provides subsidized taxi service and/or transit subsidies to needy Los Angeles County residents who lack the resources to meet their transportation needs. 

Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee – Measure R

Measure R is a half-cent sales tax for Los Angeles County to finance new transportation projects and programs, and accelerate those already in the pipeline. All Measure R funds will be spent in accordance with the plan approved by voters.

Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee – Prop A and C

The Independent Citizen’s Advisory and Oversight Committee (ICAOC) was appointed under the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Reform and Accountability Act of 1998, approved by voters in November 1998.

Joint Development - Boyle Heights

In November 2009, the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension opened and began providing residents on the Eastside new light rail transit service which connected to a wide network of rail lines throughout the county.

Joint Development - Central Los Angeles

Westlake MacArthur Park – Phase B, Vermont and Santa Monica, West Hollywood (Division 7) and Taylor Yards.

Joint Development - Crenshaw/LAX

The Crenshaw/LAX Line will serve the cities of Los Angeles, Inglewood and El Segundo, and portions of unincorporated Los Angeles County.

Joint Development - North Hollywood Station

Project Updates: North Hollywood and Sepulveda

Joint Development Program

The Metro Joint Development (JD) Program is a real estate management program that collaborates with qualified developers to build transit-oriented developments (TODs) on Metro-owned properties.

Joint Development - West Los Angeles

Expo Line, Venice (Division 6)

LA County Transit Subsidy Program

Depending on where you live, you may be eligible for a special discount on your transit pass. The County of Los Angeles contracts with Metro to sell 30-day passes at reduced rates to eligible seniors, persons with disabilities, and students who live in the unincorporated areas of the County.

Los Angeles Union Station Master Plan

Union Station is located adjacent to downtown Los Angeles, the region's civic center. As the regional transit hub, Union Station connects five bustling counties in Southern California via multiple rail and commuter lines, including Amtrak, Metro Rail (Red, Purple and Gold Lines) and Metrolink.

Low-Income Fare is Easy (LIFE)

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Metro Environmental Construction Awareness (MECA) Program

Metro Environmental Construction Awareness (MECA) Program

Metro EV Charge Stations

Metro is introducing electric vehicle (EV) charge stations at five Metro Rail station parking lots. The new Level 2 charge stations will allow riders with EVs to conveniently charge their cars while using the Metro system.

Metro’s Green Construction Equipment Initiative

Metro adopted a Green Construction Policy for its planning, construction, operations and procurement activities, and is committed to using green equipment in all construction projects performed on Metro properties and rights-of-way.

MicroTransit Pilot Project

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Multi-County Goods Movement Action Plan

Regional transportation planners crafted this comprehensive plan to address how train- and truck-borne cargo can move throughout Los Angeles, Ventura, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties without adversely impacting local communities and the environment.

Program Management Office (PMO)

The Program Management Office (PMO), which was created in September 2010 primarily in response to Measure R, is the oversight component of Measure R projects in addition to other projects that are ongoing. 

Public-Private Partnerships for Metro Transportation Projects

The Public-Private Partnership project has Metro identify and detail specific highway or transit projects that are currently unfunded and could be completed with financing and project implementation arrangements with the private sector.

Regional Rail

The Regional Rail team at Metro is responsible for planning, programming, and implementing projects in L.A. County along Metro owned railroad right-of-ways. This team is involved with all passenger rail activities in the County, including Metrolink, Amtrak, and high speed rail.

Rider Relief

The Rider Relief Transportation Program (RRTP) provides fare subsidy coupons to eligible riders who purchase daily, weekly, or monthly Metro passes, the TAP cash purse option or EZ transit passes from participating Southern California transit systems.

Safe Routes to School

Metro’s Safe Routes to School Program benefits neighborhoods and school communities by promoting safe travel, healthy exercise, traffic congestion reduction and air quality improvements around schools.

Safe Routes to School - Resource Manual

Metro’s Countywide Safe Routes to School Resource Manual provides guidance, resources, and program suggestions to aid schools in building and sustaining a successful SRTS program.

Signal Synchronization Training

Metro has developed a comprehensive and detailed signal operation and maintenance program to upgrade the skills of local traffic engineers and signal maintenance personnel.

Small Business Week

Metro is committed to supporting small businesses within Los Angeles County, understanding how vital small businesses are to building a world-class transportation system.

Sustainability Council

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Transit Supportive Planning

This program awards competitive grants to encourage the development and adoption of local land use regulations that are supportive of TOD .

Transportation Improvement Program

The six-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a federal and state mandated programming document that contains financial and other information about local and state highway transit projects and services.


Active Transportation Strategic Plan (ATSP)

The Active Transportation Strategic Plan (ATSP) is a county-wide effort to identify strategies to increase walking, bicycling and transit use in Los Angeles County.

I-710 Corridor Bike Path Project

The I-710 Corridor Bike Path Project includes three proposed bike paths that aim to serve bicyclists, pedestrians, and transit users of the LA River, Rio Hondo Bike Trail, and Metro’s Blue and Green Line. 

Joint Development – Little Tokyo/Arts District Station

In September 2014, Metro broke ground on the  Regional Connector Transit Project , a 1.9-mile, three-station underground extension project connecting the existing terminus of the Metro Blue and Expo Lines at the 7 thStreet/Metro Center Station in downtown Los Angeles with the Metro Gold Line in the vicinity of the existing Little Tokyo/Arts District Station.

Long Range Transportation Plan

Metro’s Long Range Transportation Plan was commissioned in 2009 to identify and provide options to meet the county’s transportation needs over the next 30 years.

Los Angeles River Bike Path Gap Closure Project

The Los Angeles River Bike Path Gap Closure Project will design and construct a bike path along an eight-mile stretch of the Los Angeles River (River) from Elysian Valley through Downtown Los Angeles to the City of Vernon, closing the longest remaining continuous gap in the Los Angeles River Bike Path.

Short Range Transportation Plan 2014

The Draft 2014 Short Range Transportation Plan (Draft Plan) is a ten-year action plan that guides our programs and projects through 2024. It advances us towards the long-term goals identified in the 2009 Long Range Transportation Plan, a 30-year vision for addressing growth and traffic in Los Angeles County.  

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