It consists of six lines, including two rapid transit subway lines the B and D lines and four light rail lines the A , C , L and E lines serving 93 stations. It has been extended significantly since that time and several further extensions are either in the works or being considered. The system served a ridership of , on an average weekday in The Metro Rail system utilizes many of their former rights-of-way , and thus can be considered their indirect successor. In Los Angeles Metro terminology, common with most other metro systems, a line is a named service, defined by a route and set of stations served by trains on that route. The word does not refer to a physical rail corridor, as it does in New York City Subway nomenclature. Metro Rail lines are for the most part named after colors, and these colors are used to distinguish the lines on Metro's maps.
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It is chartered under state law as a regional transportation planning agency. Metro directly operates bus, light rail, heavy rail and bus rapid transit services. It provides funding and directs planning for rail and freeway projects within Los Angeles County. It also funds 27 local transit agencies as well as access paratransit services.
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Bus ridership has declined — with 2m fewer bus boardings taking place in November than in the same month the previous year. And although , more rail boardings took place in November compared to November , LA Metro's total ridership fell by about 1. So why is ridership down? Thomas Rubin is a consultant with over four decades of experience in transport finance and government, who has written a report on the declining ridership. But rail expansion could affect bus services. This may be a mistake, because the layout of the city limits rail ridership. As a result, there are very few areas in LA where you can access rail stations without motorised transportation of some kind. Matthew Tinoco, a journalist with LAist who has commented extensively on urban planning and transport issues, agrees that inconvenience plays a role.
County, the most populous county in America. The task force studying the plan is to report back to Washington and the Metro board by the end of Among the topics it will consider are:. Connect with us! Sign up for our email newsletter. Login or Register Customer Service.