For more than a decade, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been solely responsible for patrolling Metro’s vast transit network, from subway stations in downtown L.A. to solitary bus stops near San Gabriel Valley strip malls.
That will change this summer under a $797-million security plan approved Thursday to shift law enforcement duties for more than half the public transit system to the Los Angeles and Long Beach police departments.
The unanimous decision by the Metro board marks a new chapter in a years-long debate over how...
The L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it will face a $36-million operating budget shortfall in 2016 that will grow if fares are not raised. Above, a Metro bus near Culver City in 2012.