Socioeconomic Characteristics, Land Use and Travel Patterns in Los Angeles Countyby James de la Loza, Reg. Transp. Planning and Devmt., Metropolitan Transp. Authority, Los Angeles, CA 90012, United States,
A. S. Narasimha Murthy, Reg. Transp. Planning and Devmt., Metropolitan Transp. Authority, Los Angeles, CA 90012, United States,
Document Type: Proceeding Paper
Part of: Urban Public Transportation Systems: Implementing Efficient Urban Transit Systems and Enhancing Transit Usage
The City of Los Angeles is the largest city in the County and covers 1,209 km2 with a population of 3.7 million. Thus, it also has the second highest number of city traffic signals in the United States. As such, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is designated as the congestion management agency for the County and commissioned to plan and program all transportation improvements into the 21st Century. The MTA is responsible for developing an integrated Metro system for the County, which includes improvements to light and heavy rail transit, commuter rail, bus and paratransit services, carpool and bus lanes.
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