Thursday May 03, 2018
Metro Vision 2028 emphasizes reducing travel time for residents, workers and visitors in Los Angeles County. The plan also shifts Metro’s focus beyond just operating transit to managing the mobility ecosystem as a whole, in effect making Metro a mobility agency. The plan calls for vastly improving bus service in the County by implementing exclusive lanes and increasing travel speeds, reducing bus and rail service disruptions by improving the agency’s State of Good Repair program, implementing a larger network of ExpressLanes to speed up travel times for motorists and bus riders and piloting pricing strategies to manage demand on capacity in the most traffic-clogged parts of L.A. County.
“This is our umbrella document that details how we plan to improve the quality of life across Los Angeles County,” said Metro CEO Phillip A. Washington. “The plan also addresses issues directly related to transportation, including housing, safety and security, fares and job creation. Vision 2028 is the compass that Metro will follow in implementing all its projects, programs and services.”
The plan is the result of more than 17 months of research, discussion and outreach by Metro’s Office of Extraordinary Innovation. A four-week public comment period begins today and closes on Thursday, May 24. The Metro Board of Directors will consider adopting the plan at their June 28 meeting.
The plan builds on some key initiatives already underway at Metro — and includes strategic actions that go well beyond the status quo. Metro Vision 2028 sets the agency’s strategic direction and serves as the foundation for all other Metro plans, programs and services. For example, the in-progress Long Range Transportation Plan and NextGen Bus Study will begin to implement the goals outlined in Metro Vision 2028 as they relate to agency finances and restructuring the Metro bus system, respectively.
Under the plan, Metro will continue to focus on improving the customer experience and making its system easier and more convenient to use. To read or download the plan, visit https://www.metro.net/about/metro-vision-2028-plan/.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is unique among the nation’s transportation agencies. Created in 1993, Metro is a multimodal transportation agency that transports about 1.3 million passengers daily on a fleet of 2,200 clean air buses and six rail lines. The agency also oversees bus, rail, highway and other mobility-related building projects and leads transportation planning and programming for Los Angeles County.
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