Advocating for a World-Class Transit System

Investing in a modern transportation network will make our region more economically competitive while enhancing quality of life.

In Los Angeles…

Commuters spend 95 hours, the equivalent of two and a half work weeks, in traffic every year.
There are over 105 miles of metro rail in L.A., with tens of more miles coming soon.

People are 30% more likely to use transit if they live close to transit stations or stops.

Los Angeles is truly the nation’s next mass-transit city.

Investing in a modern transportation network makes our region more economically competitive. It enhances our attractiveness to employers looking to expand or relocate, while improving the quality of life for all Angelenos and bringing L.A. in line with other global cities.

The LABC strongly advocates for policies that incentivize new, affordable housing near jobs and efficient transit.

An Agenda for Equity-Centered Clean Transportation

In partnership with the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation, the LABCI commissioned groundbreaking research on the need to place equity at the center of California’s electric vehicle strategy or risk falling short of benchmarks and worsening disparities in low-income communities hit hardest by pollution

I’m really excited about this particular report. It helps us as we’re building out the ZEV [zero-emission] market development strategy. Ya know… how are we going to go about measuring and making sure that we are in fact delivering on the equity promise that we are pushing for.

Tyson Eckerle

Deputy Director of Zero Emission Vehicle Market Development in the California Governor’s Office of Business & Economic Development

Our Achievements

2022-2023
2022-2023

The LABC and its partners successfully advocated for rules requiring new passenger vehicle sales in CA to be 100% zero-emission by 2025, and all new heavy duty vehicles sales to be 100% zero-emission by 2036

April 2021
April 2021

Released “An Agenda for Equity-Centered Clean Transportation” in partnership with UCLA

September 2017
September 2017

Released “Housing Pays: Capturing the Economic and Fiscal Benefits of Increased Housing and Production for the City of L.A."

March 2017
March 2017

Released “The Affordable Housing Crisis in Los Angeles: Impacts to LA’s Fastest Growing Companies,” in partnership with USC

November 2016
November 2016

Measure M is approved with the active support of LABC

November 2008
November 2008

Measure R is approved with the active support of LABC

Transportation News

Measure M: Critical for LA’s Economic Future

Measure M: Critical for LA’s Economic Future

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