Few things unite Angelenos more than our determination to ease congestion and traffic. That’s why Mayor Garcetti led the coalition to pass Measure M — and more than 71% of voters in L.A. County backed his vision to invest $120 billion in expanding our rail transit system, fixing streets and freeways, and putting more than 777,800 people to work over the next 40 years. Propelled by this historic investment, Metro is rapidly expanding our comprehensive transit network to connect our communities, power our economy forward, and give our region a shared sense of identity.
OUR ‘M’-AZING FUTURE. Mayor Garcetti led the coalition to pass Measure M, the largest local transportation funding program in North American history. More than 71% of voters backed his vision to invest $120 billion in expanding our rail transit system with 15 new and extended lines, fixing streets and freeways, and putting more than 777,800 people to work for decades to come.
TWENTY-EIGHT BY ’28. Metro has adopted Mayor Garcetti’s plan to harness the unifying power of the Olympic Movement to accelerate our transportation future — by leveraging Measure M to complete 28 key transit and highway projects in time for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
CLEAN TRANSIT. Mayor Garcetti has led the way to creating the largest clean-air bus fleet in the nation. Under this Administration, the Metro’s G Line (Orange) fully converted to zero emission buses and Metro’s J Line (Silver) initiated its conversion as well. The Mayor also fought for Metro to plan for reaching a 100% zero emission bus fleet by 2030, the most ambitious goal of any large transit agency.
HISTORIC PROGRESS. Since entering office, Mayor Garcetti has overseen Los Angeles’ most prolific public transportation expansion to date, including the Metro E Line (Expo), which allows Angelenos to take a train from Downtown L.A. to downtown Santa Monica, and the Metro L Line (Gold) Foothill Extension Phase 2A, which extends the existing L Line (Gold) east from Pasadena to Azusa Pacific University. Mayor Garcetti delivered the NextGen Bus Plan, the first comprehensive overhaul of the Metro Bus Network in decades, and led implementation of a new network of bus-only lanes in and around Downtown LA. Mayor Garcetti also extended the J Line (Silver) Bus Rapid Transit to San Pedro and launched Metro Bike Share.
BREAKING NEW GROUND. Across the region, transportation progress is everywhere. Since 2013, Mayor Garcetti has led Metro to break ground on four transportation mega projects, including:
- Crenshaw/LAX Line, a 8.5 mile light rail line that will serve South Los Angeles and transform the way Angelenos and visitors access LAX.
- Regional Connector, which will tie Metro’s light rail lines together through Downtown, allowing for a one-seat ride from the Eastside to the beach.
- D Line (Purple) Extension, an underground subway that will allow riders to reliably travel between downtown Los Angeles and Westwood in just 25 minutes.
- L Line (Gold) Foothill Extension Phase 2B, continuing the L Line (Gold) 12 miles east from Azusa to Montclair.
BRINGING FEDERAL DOLLARS HOME. Mayor Garcetti has worked aggressively to bring federal tax dollars back to Los Angeles to help build the transportation network of the future. Metro has secured over $6.5 billion in federal funding and financing for transportation investments in the city and LA County.
SAFER STREETS. Our streets have to be safer for everyone -- to save lives and reduce traffic fatalities, we must prioritize safety in all decisions, be flexible in our approach, and maintain a continuous and open dialogue. Vision Zero, the 10th Executive Directive signed by Mayor Garcetti on August 24, 2015, is an initiative to make L.A.’s roads safer for all Angelenos, with a goal of eliminating traffic fatalities completely by 2025. The program has delivered over 1,300 safety improvements across the City. This work helped lead to 7.32% reduction in traffic fatalities from 2016 to 2018.