In 2018, more than 50 million visitors came to Los Angeles County, spending an all-time high of $23.9 billion in the region.
Tourism-related spending in Orange County from 50 million visitors totaled $13 billion in 2018.
Los Angeles is the fifth most congested city in the U.S.
Los Angeles commuters lose 128 hours to congestion every year. (That's more than 5 days!)
Southern California workers spend an average of 57.35 minutes commuting each day.
Explore below for details on high-speed rail project sections and current station planning and development in Southern California. The Authority continues to work with local partners to develop station area plans based around proposed high‑speed rail centers.
Will connect the Central Valley to the Antelope Valley, closing the existing passenger rail gap over the Tehachapi Mountains with proposed stations in Bakersfield and at the Palmdale Transportation Center, connecting the cities of Tehachapi, Lancaster and Palmdale and communities of Edison and Rosamond.
Will connect the Antelope Valley to the San Fernando Valley, bringing high-speed rail service to the Burbank-Los Angeles area from the Palmdale Transportation Center to the Hollywood Burbank Airport.
Will connect two key multi-modal transportation hubs, Los Angeles Union Station, and for a plane to train connection, a station near the Hollywood Burbank Airport. The train will run roughly parallel to the LA River through Burbank, Glendale and Los Angeles.
Will connect Los Angeles Union Station to the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, sharing the existing Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo rail corridor with other passenger and freight trains. Travels through the cities of Los Angeles, Vernon, Commerce, Bell, Montebello, Pico Rivera, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, La Mirada, Buena Park, Fullerton and Anaheim with additional stops being considered at Santa Fe Springs/Norwalk and Fullerton.
The Los Angeles to San Diego section team is working to identify the best high-speed configuration, as well as interim improvements that can upgrade regional rail service in the corridor before completion of the 520 mile Phase 1 system. When complete in Phase 2, this section will close a major rail gap between the two counties.
LAUS is Southern California’s primary transportation hub. The Link Union Station (Link US) project plans to transform LAUS into a modern transit and mobility hub. Key components include: