Learn about Metro Investor Relations, including Major Infrastructure Projects and The Team.

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> 1,400 square-miles
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long-term debt outstanding
$5.4 billion as of 6-1-2021

About Metro Investor Relations

Metro (the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority) is the largest public transit operator west of Chicago.  As the principal transit provider in the southern California region, Metro serves about 75% of all transit trips within its 1,433 square mile service area, carrying approximately 900,000 passengers per day on buses and nearly 360,000 passengers on rail.  Metro operates four light rail lines and two heavy rail lines.  Metro also provides funding to 40 other municipal operators that offer fixed route service.  Metro also provides highway construction funding and traffic flow management.

Metro is unique among the nation's transportation agencies. We serve as transportation planner and coordinator, designer,  builder and operator for Los Angeles County, the country's largest by population.

Metro issues long-term debt primarily to finance a portion of the capital costs of the County transportation system.  The majority of Metro's long-term debt has been issued to fund the costs of the light and heavy rail lines, including system construction costs, as well as highway construction costs. Debt is secured primarily by three of its sales taxes (Proposition A, Proposition C and Measure R). Currently, there is no debt secured by the fourth sales tax, Measure M. Each of the four sales taxes are currently one-half of 1 percent.

Metro has eight core business goals:

Goal 1:   Advance safety and security for our customers, the public and Metro employees. 

Goal 2:   Exercise fiscal discipline to ensure financial stability. 

Goal 3:   Plan and deliver capital projects on time and on budget while increasing opportunities for small business development and innovation. 

Goal 4:   Improve the customer experience and expand access to transportation options. 

Goal 5:  Increase transit use and ridership. 

Goal 6:  Implement an industry-leading state of good repair program. 

Goal 7:  Invest in workforce development. 

Goal 8:  Promote extraordinary innovation.

Major Infrastructure Projects

Crenshaw/LAX Project

The Metro Crenshaw/LAX Line will extend from the existing Metro Exposition Line at Crenshaw and Exposition Boulevards. The Line will travel 8.5 miles to the Metro Green Line and will serve the cities of Los Angeles, Inglewood and El Segundo; and portions of unincorporated Los Angeles County. The new Metro Rail extension will offer an alternative transportation option to congested roadways and provide significant environmental benefits, economic development and employment opportunities throughout Los Angeles County. Riders will be able to make easy connections within the entire Metro Rail system, municipal bus lines and other regional transportation services.

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Purple Line Subway Extension

One of Metro’s priority projects, the Purple Line Extension is a critically important rail project that will provide a high-capacity, high-speed and dependable alternative for commuters to travel between downtown Los Angeles, the Miracle Mile, Beverly Hills and Westwood, where stations will be near UCLA and the VA Hospital.

From the current terminus at Wilshire/Western, the Purple Line Extension will extend westward for about nine miles and add seven new stations providing easy access to the Westside, our region’s second-largest job center. Travel time between downtown Los Angeles and Westwood is expected to be about 25 minutes.

The project is being built in three sections. The first section between Wilshire/Western and Wilshire/La Cienega is now under construction and is scheduled for completion in 2023.

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Regional Connector

The Metro Regional Connector Project extends from the Metro Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station to the 7th Street/Metro Center Station in downtown Los Angeles, allowing passengers to transfer to Blue, Expo, Red and Purple Lines, bypassing Union Station.  The 1.9-mile alignment will serve Little Tokyo, the Arts District, Civic Center, The Historic Core, Broadway, Grand Av, Bunker Hill, Flower St and the Financial District.

This new Metro Rail extension will also provide a one-seat ride for travel across Los Angeles County.  From the Metro Gold Line, passengers will be able to travel from Azusa to Long Beach and from East Los Angeles to Santa Monica without transferring lines.

The Regional Connector will improve access to both local and regional destinations by providing continuous thru service between these lines and providing connectors to other rail lines via the 7th St/Metro Center Station.

The new Metro Rail extension will offer an alternative transportation option to congested roadways and provide significant environmental benefits, economic development, and employment opportunities throughout Los Angeles County.

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Gold Line Foothill Extension

The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension has extended the existing Gold Line east from Pasadena. The first phase now travels more than 11 miles from Sierra Madre Villa Station to Azusa.  The second phase of the Gold Line Foothill Extension will continue the line for 12 miles east from Azusa to Montclair.  For more information click here.

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The Team

Nalini Ahuja

Chief Financial Officer

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Rodney Johnson

Deputy Executive Officer, Finance

(213) 922-3417


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Biljana Seki

Assistant Treasurer

(213) 922-2554


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