As the backbone of a strong and inclusive regional mobility system, Metro provides access to places, community, and opportunity for hundreds of thousands of residents, commuters, and visitors. Our safe, reliable, and affordable transportation options enable many area residents to access their daily destinations while remaining free of the financial obligations of car ownership.
Metro also ensures that its services connect communities through efficient and convenient transit. We are committed to meeting the accessibility transportation needs of all riders; visit the Transit Accessibility Center to learn more. To improve the transit experience, Metro has addressed significant maintenance backlogs and focused on efforts to improve reliability and rider comfort.
In 2019, we started the multi-year Platform Improvement Project to repair platforms and modernize twenty of Metro's oldest outdoor stations. Read more about how we are investing in its system to improve reliability and rider comfort in Metro's 2025 Initiatives and the Keeping Metro Safe, Reliable, and Affordable Action Plan.
Our Metrorail stations and primary bus corridors serve regional activity centers, which include major employment centers and mixed-use development areas. Within neighborhoods, Metro encourages high quality, dense development on and near Metro-owned properties so that residences and businesses are transit accessible. Learn more about how Metro advances transit-oriented communities.