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Los Angeles County is expected to grow by 2.4 million people by 2057. Metro is updating its Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) to enhance mobility and quality of life for L.A. County to position the region for future growth and meet transportation needs.
The foundation for the updated LRTP is a revised expenditure plan calling for a sustained funding approach for a possible November ballot measure that would accelerate and pay for a wide variety of transit and highway projects, roadway improvements and pedestrian and bike paths.
Review the revised LRTP, public input, polling results, and staff presentation including project maps below:
Seeking to document the impact of investment in local transportation, Metro released its first “Quality of Life” report on Tuesday. The report compares 2008 — the year that Measure R was approved — to 2015.
The idea is to establish benchmarks against which the agency’s progress can be measured. This initial report will be followed by a full report later this year and then updates every two years.
Why compare 2015 to 2008? In 2008, nearly 68 percent of Los Angeles County voters approved the Measure R half-cent sales tax that largely funded the two rail extensions that opened this year (Expo Line to Santa Monica, Gold Line to Azusa), three other rail projects under construction and numerous other transportation projects and programs that are ongoing or in the works.
The full report is above. I encourage you to take a look — it’s digestible and has a lot of interesting stats. Some are flattering. Some show areas that are in need of improvement.
1. Use the slider tool below to view “Metro’s Existing & Under Construction” map and the “Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan” map. These maps show the tremendous growth of LA County’s rail and transitway system, and indicate the numerous projects that will help make our highway infrastructure work better.
2. Click the titles below to view the list of projects in Highway, Transit, and Bikes.
The project extends from SR-14 in LA County to SR-18 in San Bernardino County. It consists of four components: Freeway (SR-14 to 100th St: up to four mixed-flow lanes in each direction and from 100th St to SR-18: three mixed-flow lanes in each direction), High Speed Rail connection between CA HSR in Palmdale and Xpress West in Victorville, energy corridor that runs parallel to the freeway, and bicycle component along the entire freeway. From east to west, respectively; first 10 miles and last 10 miles will be non-tolled; the middle 30 miles will be tolled.
Existing facility is four mixed-flow lanes in each direction. The new project starts from SR-14/I-5 Interchange to Lake Hughes Rd in Castaic along I-5 for a total of 14 miles. The new project consists of adding one truck lane and one HOV lane in each direction,
while maintaining existing mixed-flow lanes.
The number of existing mixed-flow lanes varies from two to three in each direction through this segment of the SR-71. The new project adds one mixed-flow lane in each direction on the SR-71, from I-10 to Rio Rancho Rd for a total of three miles. The project will provide three mixed-flow lanes throughout with four mixed-flow lanes in segments.
The project includes adding a new westbound on-ramp to the SR-60 at Grand Ave, street widening improvements in the vicinity of Grand Ave and Golden Springs Dr, a new westbound off-ramp to the SR-60 and auxiliary lane to Grand Ave, freeway mainline improvements and by-pass connectors, for a total of two miles.
Existing facility is one HOV and three to four mixed-flow lanes in each direction. The new project re-stripes the existing HOV lane to create two ExpressLanes in each direction for a total of 16 miles, while maintaining current number of mixed-flow lanes in each direction.
The project could be a new high capacity transit mode connecting the Orange Line Van Nuys station underneath the Sepulveda Pass, with a station at UCLA, terminating at Wilshire/Westwood Purple Line station – approximately 8.8 miles. Existing facility is four mixed-flow lanes and one HOV lane in each direction. If private revenue to fund the project is needed, restriping the HOV lanes to add two ExpressLanes in each direction from US-101 to I-10 for a total of 10 miles will be considered.
Existing facility is four mixed-flow lanes in each direction. The new project will add two Zero Emission truck lanes in each direction, from Pico/Anaheim in Long Beach to Bandini/Washington in Commerce for a total of 18 miles, while maintaining current mixed-flow lanes.
The new project will improve interchanges from Eastbound I-10 to Southbound I-605, Westbound I-10 to Southbound I-605, Northbound I-605 to Eastbound I-10, and Northbound I-605 to Westbound I-10.
Existing facility is four mixed-flow lanes in each direction. The new project will add one mixed-flow lane and one HOV lane in each direction, from I-710 to I-605 (seven miles), for a total of five mixed-flow lanes and one HOV lane in each direction.
Existing facility is four mixed-flow lanes and one HOV lane in each direction. The project will add segments of an auxiliary lane in each direction to address existing bottlenecks and to improve the weaving movements at on-/off-ramps, from Florence Ave to I-110 for a total of 10.4 miles, while maintaining current mixed-flow lanes.
Existing facility is five mixed-flow lanes in each direction. The new project is to extend the existing I-110 ExpressLanes southward to the I-405, for one mile.
The new project is from the North and Southbound on I-605 from Rose Hills to I-10 and on East and Westbound SR-60 from Santa Anita to Turnbull Canyon. The Interchange improvements include adding auxiliary lanes, widening lanes and bridges, interchange connectors, ramp improvements and realignments.
The new project provides direct connector ramps between ExpressLanes on the I-110 and I-405.
The Las Virgenes/Malibu Transportation Improvements include a number of highway efficiency projects throughout the Las Virgenes/Malibu subregion. Projects include, but are not limited to, local interchange improvements on US-101, improvements to the Pacific Coast Highway, and local arterial safety and widening projects in the Cities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Malibu and Westlake Village.
The North County Transportation Improvements include a number of highway efficiency, local arterial congestion relief, and transit projects throughout North County. Projects include, but are not limited to, interchange improvements on SR-14, safety improvements on SR-138, local roadway widening in the Cities of Santa Clarita, Palmdale and Lancaster, and local bus transit expansion.
The I-605 Corridor Hotspots projects include congestion mitigation and mobility enhancement improvements at the interchanges of I-605/I-5, I-605/SR-91, I-605/I-405, I-605/SR-60 and I-710/SR-91. These improvements will include freeway to freeway connector, mainline, and local interchange improvements as well as freeway auxiliary lanes and operational improvements to local intersections within the area of impact of the freeway.
96th Street Station to LAX People Mover with a new Green Line Terminus and consolidated bus interface for 13 Metro and Municipal bus lines. The project includes a terminal building that connects Metro Rail to a Los Angeles World Airport-sponsored People Mover into LAX.
A high-capacity transit project, mode to be determined, that connects the Orange Line Van Nuys station to the Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station. Project scope includes 14 stations, 9.2 miles.
A bus rapid transit project from North Hollywood Orange/Red Line Station to Pasadena, route to be determined, with a station-to-station connection to the Gold Line (approximately 15.3 miles).
A light rail extension of the Gold Line from its current terminus at Citrus College Station to the Claremont Metrolink Station through the cities of Claremont, Glendora, La Verne, Pomona, and San Dimas. Project consists of five stations, 11 miles.
This is an extension of Purple Line Subway Section 2 along Wilshire Blvd from Avenue of the Stars in Century City west to Westwood/VA Hospital, and includes connection to Sepulveda Pass Subway at Westwood/UCLA Station (consists of two stations, 2.5 miles).
New light rail connection from the City of Artesia to Union Station spanning 20 miles
using city streets, Metro, and ports-owned rail right-of-way.
Grade separations at critical intersections, along the Metro Orange Line, which would allow buses to operate over or under the cross-streets without having to stop for signals, and greatly improve travel times through key intersections, in addition to other improvements.
Extension of the existing Gold Line Eastside light rail corridor, beginning at the existing Gold Line Atlantic Station eastward either SR-60 to South El Monte (6.9 miles) or Washington Blvd to Whittier (9.5 miles). A single alignment is to be determined based on the environmental process.
Extension of a light rail line from its current terminus at the Redondo Beach Station to the Torrance Transit Center at Crenshaw Blvd (consists of up to four stations, 4.7 miles).
A 12.5 mile high capacity bus rapid transit corridor from Hollywood Blvd to 120th Street, just south of the Metro Green Line.
A light rail line from the terminus of the current project at Exposition and Crenshaw to the Red Line at Hollywood/Highland, route to be determined (approximately six to nine miles).
A conversion of the existing Orange Line BRT to LRT, from Warner Center to North Hollywood. Project scope consists of 14 stations, 14.5 miles.
A bus rapid transit corridor from the Airport Metro Connector (96th St Station) north along Lincoln Blvd, terminating at 4th/Colorado (Expo Line)–approximately 8.8 miles.
A 2.8 mile light rail extension of the Metro Green Line from its existing terminus at the I-605 in Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs Metrolink Station.
An approximately 10-mile extension from the Metro Purple Line Wilshire/Westwood Station to the Airport Metro Connector Station at 96th Street/Aviation Blvd at LAX.
This streetcar project is located in downtown Los Angeles with a round-trip length of approximately 3.8 miles. It would run within existing traffic lanes from 1st Street on the north to 11th Street on the south.
The Crenshaw/LAX project is a light rail line, currently under construction, a portion of which runs in a trench adjacent to the LAX runways and the LAX Runway Protection Zone. Metro is installing a cover over the portion of the below grade trench that is currently open. The Final Environmental Statement/Final Environmental Impact Report describes this condition and requires that this trench be covered when funding becomes available.
This project, connecting downtown Los Angeles to the San Fernando Valley, would complete the LA River Bike Path.
This project will connect Canoga Park to Elysian Valley and close 12 miles of gaps along the LA River.
This project will create a bike path to run along the Pacoima Wash.
Metro Rail just celebrated 25 years of growth in LA County. Play the following map to see how the system has bloomed (and to see what’s still to come!)
Metro operates one of America’s largest transportation systems, with 450 million bus and rail boardings last year. And we also serve LA County as transit, freeway and local roads funder, planner, coordinator, designer, builder, and operator. All told, Metro projects have created 400,000 jobs in Southern California since 2008, and voter-passed Measure R has added an estimated $32 billion to LA County’s economy.
Please take a deeper look at Metro to read about our current plans, and what’s left to do. Click on any of our publications below to learn more.
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