The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) runs the third busiest public transport system in the USA. The light rail system was built in the 1990’s and completed in 2003, although more lines are planned, and remains one of LA’s best-kept secrets. The trains and stations are easy to navigate and never suffer from a crowded rush hour.
Local buses run throughout the city 24/7 and can get pretty full at times. The Metro Liner is the city’s newest form of transport and is designed to mimic the light rail system by stopping at Metro rail stations.
Public transport is clean, efficient, safe and cheap. One journey costs $1.50 ($0.55 for Senior/Disabled/Medicare recipients, $0.25 for Seniors 62+), whether your destination is one stop or twenty stops away. If safety is ever an issue on a bus, the bus driver has a direct line to the Los Angeles Police Department. Metro light rail trains and stations are relatively safe. Cameras are on all trains and in stations and the LAPD make regular appearances to keep things in check.