The Los Angeles Department of Transportation
manages a transportation system that is used daily by residents
of the City, regional commuters and tourists.
The City of Los Angeles is a population
and goods movement epicenter. In addition to Department
of Transportation services, the City operates the bustling
Angeles World Airports system and the Port
of Los Angeles. Los Angeles is also a major rail hub,
linked with the Union
Pacific and Burlington Northern
Santa Fe railroad networks.
Because of the City of Los Angeles’
unique position, transportation-related decisions made in
the City affect the greater Southern California region and
have an impact even on the international scale.
Recently, the Department of Transportation
has developed a Los Angeles Transportation Profile to provide
data that detail the major facets of the Los Angeles transportation
system. The complete
Angeles Transportation Profile publication is available
City of Los Angeles: Quick Facts
The City of Los Angeles’ 3.9 million residents drive
almost 2.5 million vehicles on the City’s 6,499 miles
of public streets. Each year, they traverse through 40,000
intersections in the City and pass through 4,400 traffic
As they move through the City, their travels
are sped up by the Department of Transportation’s
Traffic Surveillance and Control system at 3,300 intersections.
Commute: Quick Facts
Forty-five percent – or almost 1.7 million –
of the City of Los Angeles’ residents over the age
of 16 are employed. Each week, more than 95 percent of employed
City residents must travel to work; less than five percent
work from home.
Almost 80 percent of employed City residents
drive to work in private vehicles, while 10 percent use
public transportation. The remaining commuters travel to
work by: walking (3.2 percent), taking a taxi or motorcycle
(1.7 percent) or bicycling
Transit: Quick Facts
Riders board the Los Angeles Department of Transportation’s
fleet of 400 buses more than 30 million times per year.
programs service small sections of neighborhoods, long-distance
commutes and are even available in direct, door-to-door
service for seniors and persons with disabilities.
Parking: Quick Facts
The City of Los Angeles provides parking at approximately
40,000 metered-spaces and 8,000 City-owned parking
lot spaces. Parking is free for more than 1,200 of the
parking lot spaces. About $21 million in revenue is collected
from the metered-spaces each year.
The City also maintains a parking
enforcement program to ensure traffic moves efficiently
through the City. Parking enforcement officers issue approximately
3.2 million citations under the LADOT program, generating
over $120 million per year in revenue.
†All data is taken from the Los Angeles