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.
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 center equity in the state’s electric vehicle strategy.
Equitable access to clean transportation can be strengthened by…
Reforming zero-emission passenger vehicle adoption policies, including access to charging
Investing in place-based access to active transportation, shared e-mobility, and e-transit
Leveraging the zero-emission transition in public and private fleets containing medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses
Learn More About the Importance of the Study
Leslie Aguayo, Environmental Equity Program Manager with the Greenlining Institute
Tyson Eckerle, Deputy Director of Zero Emission Vehicle Market Development in the California Governor’s Office of Business & Economic Development
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Released “Housing Pays: Capturing the Economic and Fiscal Benefits of Increased Housing Production for the City of L.A.”
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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
Measure R is approved with the active support of LABC
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