The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is a large, complex organization that is
involved with all aspects of moving people and goods throughout the Southern California region.
This study estimates the economic and fiscal impact of Metro operations and of expenditures funded through subsidies to other transportation services for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011 on the fivecounty Southern California region (which includes the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and
Ventura), the state of California, and the United States.
Metro’s economic impact derives from expenditures made by the authority itself to its vendors and its employees. This spending plus Metro’s subsidies of transit operations and transportation infrastructure throughout Los Angeles during the fiscal year exceeded $3.2 billion.