Image - Metro

Metro is unique among the nation's transportation agencies. It serves as transportation planner and coordinator, designer, builder and operator for one of the country's largest, most populous counties. More than 9 million people - one-third of California's residents - live, work, and play within its 1,433-square-mile service area.

Besides operating over 2,000 peak-hour buses on an average weekday, Metro also designed, built and now operates 73.1 miles of Metro Rail service. The Metro Rail system consists of the Metro Red Line subway system, the Metro Blue Line, the Metro Green Line, and the Metro Gold Line. In total, the Metro Rail system serves 62 rail stations stretching from Long Beach to downtown Los Angeles to Hollywood, Universal City and North Hollywood in the San Fernando Valley, from downtown Los Angeles to Pasadena and from Norwalk to El Segundo and all points in between.

In addition to operating its own service, Metro funds 16 municipal bus operators and funds a wide array of transportation projects including bikeways and pedestrian facilities, local roads and highway improvements, goods movement, Metrolink, and the popular Freeway Service Patrol and Call Boxes.

Recognizing that no one form of transit can solve urban congestion problems, Metro's multimodal approach uses a variety of transportation alternatives to meet the needs of the highly diverse populations in the region. The "M" logo of Metro's Metro System is the public symbol of this fully coordinated network.

Metro employs more than 9,200 people in a broad range of technical specialties and services ranging from Metro Bus and Metro Rail operators and mechanics to construction engineers and safety inspectors, from transportation planning professionals to customer information agents.

Their Vision

Metro...leading the nation in safety, mobility and customer satisfaction.

Their Mission

Metro is responsible for the continuous improvement of an efficient and effective transportation system for Los Angeles County.

Javascript is required to view this map.


One Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012-2952
United States


'Metro' similar transit . . .
  • Metro Transit is the name more than 1.7 million area residents use to refer to the public transit agency serving King County, and has twice been honored as the best-run large public transportation sys

  • The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) was created by an interstate compact in 1967 to plan, develop, build, finance, and operate a balanced regional transportation system in the n

  • Hundreds of thousands of times each day Maryland residents turn to the MTA for their transportation needs.

  • Metrolink is truly a united effort, made possible by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), the Orange County Transportation Authority, the Riverside County Transportati

  • Virginian Suites Arlington is a place designed for the ultimate in comfort. Forget about "cookie-cutter" guest rooms.

  • RT began operations on April 1, 1973, with the acquisition of the Sacramento Transit Authority. Later that year RT completed a new maintenance facility and purchased 103 buses.

  • Beginning with a family-operated ferry service, Boston has nurtured many forms of mass transportation, right up to today's most sophisticated mass transit vehicles.