As Metro continues to build for Los Angeles County’s transportation future, there is a lot of excitement growing around the update to our long-range plan and the projects and programs that will be part of it. It’s great that so many people are so interested!
The plan is being finalized and will be released on Friday, March 18. We can tell you that the plan seeks to fix bottlenecks on freeways and local streets, extend rail lines, speed up buses, help pedestrians and cyclists, improve connections to schools and airports, repair potholes, synchronize traffic signals, keep fares low for those who most depend on public transit and maintain bridges and tunnels in a state of good repair.
“Metro is finalizing a plan that will reflect feedback from stakeholders from throughout the region. The Board has called for a plan that is regional, rational and equitable,” said Metro Board Chair and County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. “We anticipate that it will provide an exciting vision for how to ease congestion and improve transit options for millions of Angelenos.”
Metro will host public meetings and provide other opportunities for public feedback.
“Our staff has worked hard at developing a plan that delivers much-needed projects in all areas of the region,” said Metro CEO Phillip Washington. “I strongly believe this is an opportunity for our county to build a transportation network for today and generations to come.”