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 81 hours, the equivalent of two work weeks, in traffic every year

There are over 105 miles of Metro rail in L.A., with more under construction.

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.

We’ve undergone a remarkable and under-appreciated shift to a more 21st century transit system thanks to two ballot measures strongly supported by the LABC – Measure R passed in 2008, which brought us the “subway to the sea” connecting downtown to the westside and Measure M passed in 2016, which invests $120 billion to sustain Measure R’s momentum.

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.

Our Achievements

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

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September 2017

March 2017

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

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Measure M is approved with the active support of LABC

November 2016

November 2008

Measure R is approved with the active support of LABC

News from the labc

Measure M: Critical For LA’s Economic Future

Measure M: Critical For LA’s Economic Future

Mary Leslie President, Los Angeles Business Council Significant investments in new housing and an accelerated expansion of our relatively nascent public transit system are crucial to the Los Angeles of the future. Without such investments, we can expect to encounter...

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‘Build Better LA’ Initiative:  Right Idea, Wrong Approach

‘Build Better LA’ Initiative: Right Idea, Wrong Approach

Mary LesliePresident, Los Angeles Business Council Over the last several months our leadership and membership have reviewed the Build Better LA proposal to craft a position only after we did our due diligence. While we agree with the need to make citywide improvements...

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Check out highlights of the 2019 Mayoral Housing, Transportation and Jobs Summit

This year’s summit featured prominent elected officials, policy makers, nonprofit leaders and academics discussing the mounting affordable housing crisis and its effect on the L.A. region.


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