Metro Active Transportation Strategic Plan
The Antelope Valley Line (AVL) Capacity and Service Improvements Program aims to improve service frequency and reliability along the 76.6-mile long AVL commuter rail corridor between Lancaster and downtown Los Angeles to meet the mobility needs of residents, employees, and visitors throughout the region, including the Antelope and San Fernando Valleys.
The Arts District/6th St Station is a proposed new Metro B Line (Red) and/or D Line (Purple) station near 6th Street that would provide regional and local transit connections to and from Arts District, Boyle Heights, Little Tokyo, and surrounding communities.
This project is an extension of light rail along a four-mile segment of the Harbor Subdivision Corridor from the existing Metro Redondo Beach Station to the proposed Regional Transit Center (RTC) in Torrance, served by the Metro Green and Crenshaw/LAX Lines.
The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project will travel 8.5 miles serving the Crenshaw District, Inglewood, Westchester and surrounding areas. The Centinela Grade Separation Project will convert the existing at-grade crossing of Crenshaw/LAX Transit line at Centinela and Florence to an above-grade crossing.
Metro’s plan for better rail service on the Metro B Line (Red) and D Line (Purple), includes upgrading our Division 20 rail yard. We are widening a rail tunnel south of the US-101 (Hollywood) Freeway, building a new turnback facility and readjusting rail storage tracks.
The purpose of the Doran Street and Broadway/Brazil Grade Separation Project is to improve safety and mobility while maintaining suitable access to existing businesses and surrounding residential areas.
Metro’s plan for better transit includes more rail service in the heart of the San Fernando Valley.
The Florence Av Bus Priority Lanes Project is an important step toward building a safer and faster multi-modal transit network in Los Angeles. Located along a 5.4-mile segment of Florence Av, between West Bl and the Florence A Line (Blue) Station, the project would add bus priority lanes in both directions for Metro Line 111.
The La Brea Av Bus Priority Lanes Project is an important step toward building a safer and faster multi-modal transit network in Los Angeles.
Located along a 5.9-mile segment of La Brea Av, between Sunset Bl and Coliseum St, the project would add bus priority lanes in both directions during weekday peak hours from 7–10am and 3–7pm.
Metro’s plan for better transit includes adding a second mainline track between Lone Hill Avenue and White Avenue in San Dimas and La Verne, and making 12 at-grade crossings “Quiet Zone Ready.”
Metro’s Rail Network Integration Study for Los Angeles County will look at opportunities to integrate service between Metro’s existing and future network with the statewide rail system, and facilitate interagency coordination on infrastructure developments and investments.
Montebello /Commerce Station Relocation Feasibility Study will to examine the feasibility of relocating the existing Commerce/Montebello Metrolink Station to provide a more direct connection with Citadel Outlets, which may likely promote transit usage and may reduce vehicle congestion in the surrounding area.
The North Hollywood to Pasadena Transit Corridor extends approximately 18 miles between the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys with connections to the Metro B (Red), G (Orange) and L (Gold) Lines, as well as Metrolink and other municipal bus lines.
One of Metro’s priority projects, the Purple Line Extension is a critically important rail project that will provide a high-capacity, high-speed and, dependable alternative for commuters to travel between downtown Los Angeles, the Miracle Mile, Beverly Hills, and Westwood.
Section 1 of the Purple Line Extension Transit Project will add three new stations and 3.92 miles of new rail to Metro’s Rail system.
The second section of the Purple Line Extension Transit Project includes 2.59 miles of additional tracks to Metro’s Rail system and two new stations at Wilshire/Rodeo and Century City/Constellation.
The last section of the Purple Line Extension Transit Project, Section 3, will add 2.56 miles of new rail to Metro’s Rail system and connect downtown Los Angeles to the Westside.
The Sepulveda Bl (Line 234) Bus Lanes Project is an important step toward building a safer and faster multi-modal transit network in Los Angeles. Located along a 5.5-mile segment of Sepulveda Bl from Ventura Bl to Rayen St, and a 0.9-mile segment along westbound Ventura Bl from Vesper Av to Sepulveda Bl, the project would add bus lanes for Metro Line 234.
Metro’s plan includes better transit that provides faster travel times and more reliable service along Vermont Avenue.
Metro is evaluating a new light rail transit (LRT) line that will connect southeast LA County to downtown Los Angeles, serving the cities and communities of Artesia, Cerritos, Bellflower, Paramount, Downey, South Gate, Cudahy, Bell, Huntington Park, Vernon, unincorporated Florence-Graham community and downtown Los Angeles.
The Eastside Access Improvements project (or the Eastside Access 1 st /Central project) at the future Metro Regional Connector Gold Line 1 st / 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.
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.
Metro is improving walking and biking paths near Union Station.
Metro has a plan to improve the Universal City/Studio City Station area to make it a better place for people to live, work, play and connect to transit.
Metro is studying the areas around Purple (D Line) Extension, Section 1 for opportunities to improve walking and biking connections to the future rail stations.
The Rail to Rail/River Active Transportation Corridor Project – spanning approximately 10 miles – will convert an existing, underutilized railroad right-of-way (ROW) into a multi-purpose pedestrian and bicycle transportation corridor on the western end of the corridor and create connections to the Los Angeles River on the eastern end of the corridor.
Segment B of the Rail to River project is a biking and walking path connecting Slauson Station to the LA River.
Housing and Jobs
Metro’s plan for less congestion includes improvements to SR-91 between Atlantic Avenue and Cherry Avenue.
Metro has a plan to make it easier to get around. The I-405 Freeway through the Sepulveda Pass is especially challenging and complex, and Metro is working in coordination with Caltrans to evaluate alternatives to convert the existing high-occupancy toll (HOV) lanes to dynamically-priced, high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes, called ExpressLanes.
This project’s operational and safety improvements include reconfiguring and widening freeway ramps; constructing freeway retaining and sound walls; upgrading signals (traffic and railroad); reconstructing pavement; and upgrading curb ramps, sidewalks, railroad gates and other vehicular/railroad/pedestrian facilities to and improve mobility and local traffic circulation.
Metro launched the Investment Plan process in Fall 2021 in response to community members and stakeholders who demanded a different vision for mobility in their communities that embraces equity and sustainability, with goals that foster a healthier lifestyle, economic vitality, social equity, environmental stewardship, and access to opportunity for all.