Los Angeles’s $120 Billion Bet On Transit Innovation

Now that Los Angeles has claimed the 2028 Olympics, it’s embarking on an ambitious effort to reduce congestion and transform the city’s transportation infrastructure. Last November, residents approved Measure M, a sales-tax increase that will give the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority (known as Metro) an estimated $120 billion over 40 years for the overhaul. Mayor Eric Garcetti has promised to add bus and train lines, along with an array of on-demand, autonomous, and electric transit options within the next decade. Here, five ways L.A. is charting new paths to navigate a city.