Transportation

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 16 new 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. He instructed Metro to develop plans to convert to a 100% zero-emissions bus fleet, and has moved on a bold set of goals — including a fully zero emissions conversion of the Orange Line by 2020 and a 100 percent zero-emission fleet for all of Metro by the end of 2030.

HISTORIC PROGRESS: Since entering office, Mayor Garcetti has overseen the completion of several of Los Angeles’ most prolific transportation projects to date, including the Expo Line, which allows Angelenos to take a train from Downtown L.A. to downtown Santa Monica, and Phase 2A of the Gold Line extension, which extends the existing Gold Line east from Pasadena all the way to Azusa Pacific University.

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 transform the way Angelenos and visitors access to 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.
  • Purple Line Extension, an underground subway that will allow riders to travel between downtown Los Angeles and Westwood in 25 minutes.
  • Gold Line Foothill Extension Phase 2B, continuing the Gold Line 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 $4.5 billion in federal funding 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 1,100 safety improvements across the City and is planning over 400 more in 2018. This work helped lead to 6.2% reduction in traffic fatalities from 2016 to 2017.