Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan

The Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan is an ongoing sustained local investment plan for transportation. If this measure is approved by voters, a new ½ cent sales tax will go into effect in 2017. Once the existing Measure R tax expires in 2039, this new measure will replace it and total one cent.

The new tax would not expire until voters decide to end it.

Framework of the plan:

This plan increases local investment for:

  • New major highway projects
  • New major transit projects
  • Metro and municipal bus operations and maintenance
  • Metro rail operations and maintenance
  • Local city transportation projects
  • ADA paratransit for the disabled; affordable fares for seniors, students and the disabled
  • Active transportation (enhanced bike and pedestrian connections)
  • Safety improvements and aging infrastructure
  • Regional rail (Metrolink)
  • Local Return Allocation by Subregion (280kb pdf)

Accountability and Transparency

  • Built into the plan are provisions to protect and monitor the public’s investments through a transparent, independent oversight process. This includes regular financial audits, and every ten years Metro’s Board of Directors would be required to complete a full review of the program and sequencing of all projects and programs.

Map Our Progress

We’ve Been Busy.

Use the slider tool below to view “Metro’s Existing & Under Construction” map and the “System of the Future” map that shows what the system could look like if this measure is approved by voters.

Click the titles below to view the list of projects in Highway, Transit, and Bikes.

Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan



Metro Existing & Under Construction Projects


Metro Eases Traffic

Metro Keeps LA Moving.

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 funding agency, planner, coordinator, designer, builder, and operator. All told, Metro projects have created 400,000 jobs in Southern California since 2008.

Metro Rail Facts

Metro is building more rail.

  • Metro’s subway and light rail lines deliver 64 million rides each year
  • We’re opening six new Gold Line stations and seven new Expo Line stations in the coming months
  • The Purple Line subway extension, now under construction, will move millions between Downtown and Westwood with seven new stations built in three phases
  • We’re building the Regional Connector project, adding three new downtown LA stations and eliminating transfers between rail lines to streamline commutes
  • The Crenshaw Light Rail construction is well under way, promising 8.5 miles of new Metro Rail service mid-city, and extending rail to LAX’s front door
Highway Facts

Metro is fixing our freeways.

  • Our 405 freeway improvements have eased rush-hour commutes, enhanced safety and improved busy on- and off-ramp congestion between the Valley and West LA
  • We’re funding two major bottleneck-busting projects on LA freeways
  • Metro’s Freeway Service Patrol tow trucks clear traffic with free aid to 300,000 stranded motorists each year
Metro Bus Facts

Metro is moving more people.

  • Metro’s bus ridership is the second-highest in the nation (and that means thousands of cars off the road…)
  • Nearly 150 lines deliver one million boardings each weekday
  • Our fleet of 2,200 buses is America’s largest clean-air fleet
Metro Carpool

Metro helps more people share the ride.

  • Nearly 460,000 FastTrak customers are enjoying faster commutes and funding transit improvements in ExpressLanes corridors
  • We’ve opened 34 new carpool lane miles since 2009, with 76 more miles around the county still to come
  • Metro funds the largest vanpool system in the country
Metro Local Projects

Metro is fixing local streets.

  • Metro funds $430 million worth of local improvement projects each year, from signal synchronization to filling potholes and repaving roads
  • Metro Bike, our bikeshare program, is gearing up for launch soon, with 80 stations and 1,000 bikes almost ready to roll
  • We care for local communities and businesses through our funding of the Eat, Shop, Play construction mitigation program and our sponsorship of Open Streets events like CicLAvia

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