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File #: 2018-0577   
Type: Plan Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/28/2018 In control: Executive Management Committee
On agenda: 9/20/2018 Final action:
Title: DIRECT the Chief Executive Officer to return to the December 2018 Board meeting with a recommendation on a Transit Line Operational Naming Convention, including an implementation plan, and cost estimate.
Indexes: Azusa, Blue Line Improvement, Bus rapid transit, Capital Project, Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project, Gateway Cities (Southeast LA County) Service Sector, Light rail transit, Long Beach, Los Angeles International Airport, Maps, Metro Blue Line, Metro Crenshaw Line, Metro Exposition Line, Metro Gold Line, Metro Green Line, Metro Rail A Line, Metro Rail C Line, Metro Rail E Line, Metro Rail L Line, Metro Vision 2028 Plan, Plan, Project, Regional Connector Transit Corridor Project, Research, Santa Monica, Westside/Central Service Sector
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Transit Line Naming Focus Groups
Related files: 2018-0673
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EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

Subject
SUBJECT: TRANSIT LINE OPERATIONAL NAMING CONVENTION

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATION

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
DIRECT the Chief Executive Officer to return to the December 2018 Board meeting with a recommendation on a Transit Line Operational Naming Convention, including an implementation plan, and cost estimate.

Issue
ISSUE

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is implementing the largest transportation expansion program in the nation. As Metro grows, the agency will add more rail and bus rapid transit (BRT) lines across LA County. In addition, when the Regional Connector Project is complete, the agency will unite the operations of the Blue and Gold Lines, providing a one-seat ride between Azusa and Long Beach, and the operations of the Gold and Expo Lines, facilitating a one-seat ride between East LA and Santa Monica. The current naming convention impacts the customer experience and contributes to difficulties in navigating the system. As a result, the agency will need to establish the future operational naming convention for the rail and BRT system that can sustain the expansion.

BACKGROUND

Metro's current transit line naming convention is inconsistent. Most names are based on colors (Blue, Red, Gold, Purple, etc.) with one exception - the Expo Line. This is the only transit line that doesn't follow the consistency of the color designation system. As the system grows, continuing with color names will mean selecting line names based on shades of color (i.e. Lime, Rose, Aqua, Olive, Lavender, etc.). This can sometimes be difficult to decipher on maps and signage.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Metro's system is growing and changing. There are currently eight rail and BRT lines in Metro's system. With the passage of Measure M in 2016, the agency will build out and operate eight additional rail and BRT lines in the coming years. Staff believe...

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