With over 250,000 enrolments, the LIFE programme remains a crucial resource for low-income residents in Los Angeles County, offering them essential access to public transportation and financial relief.
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As the GoPass programme enters its third year, it continues to gain momentum, with nearly 275,000 registered students benefiting from fare-free transit, contributing to a significant 43% increase in student ridership.
LA Metro's new annual report highlights the achievements the agency has made, including a substantial surge in ridership, the expansion of rail and bus services, innovative safety measures and enhanced customer experiences.
LA Metro's bus and rail services are now operating at 81% of their pre-pandemic levels in 2019, with weekend ridership even stronger, surpassing 90%.
LA Metro experiences a record-breaking rebound in public transit ridership with a 10% surge in April 2023, signalling a positive turning point from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The GoPass programme has become popular among more than 100 school districts in L.A. County, with over 241,000 students registered and carrying more than 16.6 million passengers on the LA Metro system since its launch.
LA Metro is implementing its public safety plan by hiring new Transit Security Officers, exploring the creation of a public safety department and adopting new policies, including new Bias-Free Policing and Public Safety Data Analytics policies.
LA Metro's ambassadors will provide critical customer support on its bus and rail system, as part of a re-imagined public safety plan that includes improved cameras and lighting, homeless outreach and crisis intervention teams.
For the latest instalment of Intelligent Transport’s exclusive COVID-19 recovery series, Stephanie Wiggins, CEO of LA Metro, provides insight into the new services that the authority has introduced in order to meet the changing mobility requirements of its customers post-pandemic, as well as why it is important to focus on…
Provided through the State of California's Access for All Program, the funding will help increase the availability of on-demand wheelchair-accessible vehicles for people with disabilities across Los Angeles County.
The federal funding will benefit 19 transit-oriented development projects that focus on strengthening local economies, as well as improving air quality and access to essential transportation services.
In order to mark California Clean Air Day 2022, LA Metro is waiving fares on all its public transport and bike-share services, encouraging Angelenos to join the state's clean air movement by leaving their cars at home.
The K Line will provide Los Angeles residents with improved access to job opportunities and community amenities by better connecting the Crenshaw Corridor and Inglewood to the region’s transit system.
In addition to enabling LA Metro to purchase new battery-electric buses and the required charging infrastructure, the federal grant will also fund related workforce development and training activities.
Marla Westervelt, Vice President of Policy at the Coalition for Reimagined Mobility, speaks with Intelligent Transport’s Leah Hockley about the significant role that policymakers play in the design and deployment of public transport services, as well as how public policies can help to improve transit equity while fostering sustainable urban…