Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is unique among the nation’s transportation agencies. It serves as transportation planner and coordinator, designer, builder and operator for one of the country’s largest, most populous counties. More than 9.6 million people – nearly one-third of California’s residents – live, work, and play within its 1,433-square-mile service area.
Safe, clean, reliable, on-time, courteous service dedicated to providing Los Angeles County with a world class transportation system
Metro is responsible for the continuous improvement of an efficient and effective transportation system for Los Angeles County
Safety: We commit to ensure that our employees, passengers and the general public’s safety is always our first consideration.
Service Excellence: We commit to provide safe, clean, reliable, on-time, courteous service for our clients and customers.
Workforce Development: We commit to make Metro a learning organization that attracts, develops, motivates and retains a world class workforce.
Fiscal Responsibility: We commit to manage every tax payer and customer-generated dollar as if it were coming from our own pocket.
Innovation and Technology: We commit to actively participate in identifying best practices for continuous improvement.
Sustainability: We commit to reduce, re-use and recycle all internal resources and reduce green house gas emissions.
Integrity: We commit to rely on the professional ethics and honesty of every Metro employee.
Teamwork: We commit to actively blend our individual talents to achieve world-class performance and service.
Core Business Goals
Goal 1: Improve transit services
Goal 2: Deliver quality capital projects on time and within budget
Goal 3: Exercise fiscal responsibility
Goal 4: Provide leadership for the region’s mobility agenda
Goal 5: Develop an effective and efficient workforce
Goal 6: Secure local, state and federal funding
Goal 7: Maintain open lines of communication
Goal 8: Enhance a safety-conscious culture with employees contractors and customers
Goal 9: Sustain the environment with energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Metro Bus Operator
Metro Transportation Planner
Metro Construction Staff
Join Metro’s team of dedicated transportation professionals and help provide the people of Los Angeles County with one of the most effective and efficiently operated mass transit systems in the entire country.
Metro offers a variety of employment opportunities that present exciting challenges and growth opportunities in an outstanding work environment.
Metro also offers its employees competitive salaries and an attractive benefit package which includes:
- Medical, dental and vision health insurance
- Group life insurance
- Paid holidays, sick leave and vacation leave or Time Off with Pay
- Pension Plan
- 457 Deferred Compensation and 401 (K) Thrift Saving Plans
- Tuition and professional development assistance
- In-house training programs
- Medical and Dependent Care Flexible spending accounts
- Transit Passes for employees and/or eligible dependents and Transportation Subsidy
To provide a safe and customer-friendly experience for those traveling on Metro’s system, and to maintain a professional work environment for Metro employees, Metro has adopted a policy prohibiting employees showing visible body-art modifications in the workplace. Body-art modifications include, but are not limited to: tattoos, branding, intentional scarring, sub-dermal implants, non-ear piercings and gauge earrings. All Metro employees must cover up (or remove) visibly exposed body-art modifications at all times in the workplace, or while representing Metro in an official capacity.
Universal City/Studio City Station Pedestrian Bridge Project
Located at the intersection of Lankershim Blvd and Universal Hollywood Drive, the bridge will provide safe & convenient pedestrian access in the area surrounding the Metro Red Line Station and the Universal Studios Tram Stop.
- Access to three corners of Lankershim Blvd & Universal Hollywood Drive intersection
- Plazas fitted with escalator, stair and elevator facilities at these corners
- Visually light and transparent architectural appearance
- Enhanced safety with elimination of pedestrian traffic across Lankershim and minimized traffic at Universal Terrace Drive
- Conformance to ADA standards
- Pedestrian lighting along the entire length of the bridge and at plaza levels
- Open air, “roofless design” (Escalator and stairs will be covered)
- Greater relief of traffic congestion
Facts at a Glance:
- PROJECT: Universal City/Studio City Station Pedestrian Bridge
- LOCATION: Universal City/Studio City Metro Red Line Station / intersection of Lankershim Blvd & Universal Hollywood Drive
- CONSTRUCTION START DATE: July 2014
- PROJECTED COMPLETION DATE: Spring 2016
- PROJECT DURATION: Approximately two years
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I have been working at Los Angeles Metro part-time (Less than a year)
3 pensions, descent benefits, consecutive days off, work as much as you want.
You have to put in a long time before you can get month vacation, but hey it doesn't matter....vacations are paid. As for floater days, I would like to see more.
Advice to Management
Management is good, most used to be operators so they understand a good amount most of the time.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Los Angeles Metro (Los Angeles, CA).
I applied online (the application only requires a resume and a cover letter), and was contacted for an in-person interview. There, I was offered the internship and I accepted. The internships pay quite well, given the average pay for internships. The only thing I would suggest is to prepare answering questions as you usually might, as it is always best to be prepared for the usual questions asked in an interview (strengths, weaknesses, further questions etc.)
- Nothing unexpected was asked, everything was straightforward. As mentioned above, the only questions asked pertained to strengths, weaknesses, and further questions that I had for them. If I were you, I would not expect any real difference from what I encountered. Everything is pretty homogenous. Answer Question
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