Get to Know Metro

Get to Know Metro


Over the last 25 years, Metro’s growth in LA County has transformed mobility and connectivity across the region. As the nation’s third largest transit agency, the organization is governed by a 14-member Board of Directors and led by Metro CEO Phil Washington, who oversees 9,892 full-time employees.

When the Blue Line opened in 1990, Metro Rail’s system consisted of one line, spanning 22 miles and 22 stations. Now, 25 years later, Metro’s six different rail lines with 86 stations, 100 miles of rail and 169 bus routes accommodate 1.3 million people every day, moves 450 million riders per year and supports 88 unique local communities.


  1. Philip Joffe

    You forgot the Azusa & Santa Monica extensions on the map.

    • Philip Joffe

      No, but they make the system look better.
      Heck, the Green line doesnt even run into the city.

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