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The County maintains more than 4,700 miles of major roads and local streets; operates and maintains hundreds of traffic control devices; administers and manages public transit services, such as shuttle buses and dial-a-ride services, in unincorporated areas; and owns and operates five local airports.


Metro Offers Free Rides for Field Trips
Students can now ride the Metro for free during non-rush periods when traveling on school-sanctioned field trips and activities. Schools are asked to contact Metro staff in advance of trip to determine eligibility and make arrangements.

Changes Made to Metro Bus Service
Effective Sunday, Dec. 12, changes will be made to Metro bus routes and schedules to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the system. Changes will reduce unproductive service, reduce duplication of service along key travel corridors and right-size the Metro Rapid Corridor Service.

Disabled and Seniors Must Use TAP Card
Beginning Dec. 26, all seniors and disabled pass holders must use a plastic Transit Access Pass (TAP) card to use Metro. Applications are available online.

Express Bus Service Used by 117,523 Dodger Fans
Metro’s Dodger Stadium Express bus service from Union Station in downtown Los Angeles was used by 117,523 fans during the 2010 season. More than 60 percent used public transit from their place of origin to get to Union Station to take advantage of the special bus service to the games.

1-800-COMMUTE Telephone Number Discontinued
The well-known telephone number 1-800-COMMUTE, funded by Caltrans for transportation information in Los Angeles County, is being discontinued. Metro will now provide bus and rail information through a new easy-to-remember number, 323-GO-METRO.

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Did You Know?

  • Together, the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are the nation's largest container shipping facility and the fifth-largest port complex in the world.
  • There are 25 freeways in L.A. County.
  • The county has two major railroads.
  • The county has one of the nation's largest mass transit systems (subways, commuter trains and buses).
  • The county has one international, three regional and 11 local airports.
  • The county has more than 21,000 miles of roadway, 3,215 miles in unincorporated area.
  • The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach handle more than 40 percent of the nation's containerized cargo, 70 percent of the West Coast.
  • The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are the nation's two largest ports.
  • The County has synchronized more than 2,200 traffic signals and plans to do 700+ more.
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