Metrolink is operated by the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) and serves Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, and North San Diego counties.
The Southern California Regional Rail Authority, a joint powers authority made up of an 11-member board representing the transportation commissions of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties, governs the service.
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.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority operates the third-largest public transportation system in the United States by ridership with a 1,433 mi² (3,711 km²) operating area and 2,000 peak hour buses on the street any given business day. Metro also designed, built and now operates 79.1 miles (127.3 km) of urban rail service. The authority has 9,200 employees, making it one of the region's largest employers.
The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is a multi-modal transportation agency serving Orange County. We keep Orange County moving with countywide bus and paratransit service, Metrolink rail service, the 91 Express Lanes toll facility, freeway, street and road improvement projects, motorist aid services and by regulating taxi operations.
OCTA began in 1991 with the consolidation of seven separate transportation agencies. By increasing efficiency and eliminating duplicate functions, we save county taxpayers millions of dollars.
An 18-member Board of Directors governs OCTA. The Board consists of 5 county supervisors, 10 city members, 2 public members and the Director of the Department of Transportation District 12 (Caltrans) as a non-voting member.
RCTC was created by the state legislature in 1976, as one of four southern California transportation commissions designed to provide more local control and input into transportation matters. In 1988, Measure A spelled out a twenty year plan for transportation improvements that would help ensure mobility in Riverside County. When 78.9% of voters approved the half-cent sales tax to fund the plan, RCTC became the agency charged with making sure the projects and programs voters wanted became a reality. In 2002, voters approved an extension of Measure A until 2039.
Today RCTC plans and implements transportation and transit improvements, assists local governments with money for local streets and roads, helps smooth the way for commuters and goods movement, and ensures that everyone has access to transportation.
RCTC is governed by a 31 member Commission that includes a mayor or council member from each of Riverside County’s cities, all five members of the Board of Supervisors, and a non-voting appointee of the Governor.
San Bernardino Associated Governments, known as SANBAG, is the council of governments and transportation planning agency for San Bernardino County. SANBAG is responsible for cooperative regional planning and furthering an efficient multi-modal transportation system countywide. SANBAG serves the 1.9 million residents of San Bernardino County.
As the County Transportation Commission, SANBAG supports freeway construction projects, regional and local road improvements, train and bus transportation, railroad crossings, call boxes, ridesharing, congestion management efforts and long-term planning studies. SANBAG administers Measure I, the half-cent transportation sales tax approved by county voters in 1989.
The Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC), is a regional transportation planning agency committed to keeping Ventura County moving! If you drive, take transit, bike or walk in Ventura County, chances are, the VCTC has helped you do it. By working in close partnership with each of the cities and the County, the VCTC is ever mindful of maintaining the character of Ventura County while prioritizing transportation investments.
The commission was created by state legislation in 1988 and began operation in 1989, when it assumed the transportation responsibilities of the Ventura County Association of Governments. The VCTC is one of five member agencies which make up the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink).