In 2017, more than 47 million visitors came to Los Angeles County, spending an all-time high of $21.9 billion in the region.
Tourism-related spending in Orange County from 49 million visitors totaled $12.5 billion in 2017.
Los Angeles is the most gridlocked city in the world.
Los Angeles commuters lose 102 hours to congestion every year. (That's 4.25 days!)
Southern California workers spend an average of 53.7 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, the Hollywood Burbank Transportation Center and Los Angeles Union Station, in a shared corridor with the BNSF Railroad. The train will run adjacent 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.
As of 2018