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About the Project

The Los Angeles Department of City Planning has long focused land use planning around transit to create complete neighborhoods. Plans for transit neighborhoods typically encourage building design and a mix of uses that foster transit use. This pattern of development is intended to expand mobility options for greater numbers of people; improve the livability of the City; reinforce neighborhood character and identity; and generate greater economic opportunity for all residents. For an overview of the City's efforts to plan for transit, please see the Planning for Transit Brochure.

In June 2012, the Los Angeles Department of City Planning, in partnership with Metro, launched the Transit Neighborhood Plans (TNPs) program that encourages livable communities and employment centers around the region’s expanding transit network. For more information, please see the LATNP Program Overview Slideshow.

Crenshaw/LAX Line

The Metro Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Line will extend 8.5 miles, linking the existing Metro Exposition Line at Crenshaw and Exposition Boulevards to to the Metro Green Line’s Aviation/LAX Station and adding seven new stations within or in close proximity to the City of Los Angeles. The line is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in late 2019.


Exposition Line

Phase 1 of the Expo Line light rail line opened in 2012, connecting Downtown Los Angeles with Culver City and many neighborhoods in between, including West Adams, USC, and South LA. In 2016, as part of Phase 2 of the Expo Line, four more stations opened within the City of Los Angeles, taking the line to its terminus at Colorado Boulevard and 4th Street in Santa Monica.


Orange Line

The Metro Orange Line (Line 901) is an 18-mile bus rapid transit line that operates in the San Fernando Valley, to the northwest of downtown. The line runs from the Chatsworth Metrolink Station in the northwest Valley to the North Hollywood Metro Red Line Station in the southeast, connecting the San Fernando Valley to downtown Los Angeles. Originally opened in 2005 and expanded in 2012, the line uses a dedicated bus right-of-way, separated from street traffic, for the majority of the line length. The Orange Line is one of the busiest bus rapid transit lines in the nation, with an average of 30,000 passengers every weekday.


Purple Line

The Metro Purple Line is a subway line that currently consists of eight stations, beginning at Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles and terminating at the Wilshire/Western Station in Koreatown. The Purple Line Extension will extend the line west, adding seven new stations through Miracle Mile, Beverly Hills, Century City, Westwood, and West Los Angeles. With trains running every 10 minutes, the completed Purple Line Extension will be the fastest and easiest way to get to UCLA from downtown Los Angeles. Similar to the Exposition Line, this line will become a critical east-west connection in the city.


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