31 beautiful photos that show the public transportation resurgence happening in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Transport

Los Angeles is known as a city that's both in love with cars and choked with traffic and smog.

But in recent years, the City of Angels has worked to beef up its public transportation offerings, and boasts the most trafficked light-rail system in the United States (which opened to passengers on July 14, 1990). Originally, the Metro even ran on the honor system, though unfortunately due to human nature, it resorted to fare gates like other systems. The Metro's Expo extension, which opened in May, was part of a $14-billion project — the largest public works project in the country.

And maybe because of the tide of cars they have to deal with every day, many Angelenos have become passionate about public transportation.

If you want to get a glimpse of the best in public transportation in Los Angeles, the Metro curates an Instagram full of beautiful bike rides on the beach and stunning sunsets glinting off trains.

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31 beautiful photos that show the public transportation resurgence happening in Los Angeles
Memorial Day travel traffic is supposed to be a nightmare...maybe avoid it with Metro? || photo 📷 @dys.koala.fyd #GoMetro #metroart
Life underground || photo 📷 @gabrielbolsen #hollywood #GoMetro #transitlife
Celebrating the culmination of #bikemonth with a one of a kind fashion show collaboration @bikemetro + @otiscollege #bikenight #metrobike #bikeshare
Making weekend plans? || photo 📷 @1301outsidein #GoMetro #MoreExpo #GoSaMo
Surf's up! 🏄🌴⛱ #moreexpo #expoline
If only we could all spend #BiketoWorkDay on this path... One more day until Expo opens to Santa Monica! || photo 📷 @storquest #GoMetro #SeeSantaMonica #MoreExpo
Missing that golden afternoon glow || photo 📷 @john.logic #DTLA #GoMetro
The future is here! 😆 || photo 📷 @theprinceofmilwaukee #GoMetro #futurescape #underground #DTLA
Guess the station 🙂 || photo 📷 @krwlos1 #GoMetro #colors #LoveMetroLA
Lines. || photo 📷 @mpkelleydotcom #GoMetro #transitphotography #LoveMetroLA
Ride with Pride ~ 💟Ⓜ️👬👫👭Ⓜ️💟 || photo 📷 @raillaorg
🤗 || photo 📷 @the9throse #GoMetro #LoveMetroLA #DTLA
Old timer stopping by Union Station this week. #train #losangeles #locomotive #oldschool #nikon
Did you know: Arcadia Transit is currently offering free shuttle from Gold Line Arcadia Station directly to @laarboretum? 🙌 go check it out!
Heart of LA || photo 📷 @pvchex #GoMetro #DTLA #LoveMetroLA
Got that #fridayfeeling? || photo 📷 @lesane213 #GoMetro #discoverLA
Rise up || photo 📷 @jaysenh #DTLA #GoMetro #metroart
Darker mornings, longer evenings... || photo 📷 @jimmy.ca #DTLA #GoMetro #LoveMetroLA
Well, some people say it can be a zoo out there... || photo 📷 @neolorion #transitlife #LoveMetroLA #GoMetro #zootopia
Our Lady of #DTLA 🌇🌇 || photo 📷 @la_movement #GoMetro #LoveMetroLA
That sunset 🌆 || photo 📷 @usual.suspekt #GoMetro #LoveMetroLA #sunset #CaliforniaWinter
Coming soon to the Foothill cities! #goldline #train #transit #irwindale #losangeles #nikon #transportation #GoMetro
Friday night's all right for... || photo 📷 @sh8dyone #GoMetro #dtla #mural #LoveMetroLA #historiccore
I guess our bus doesn't impress him much 😕 || photo 📷 @3043dude #GoMetro #dogs #LoveMetroLA
Some awesome art spotted near future Expo Line! || photo 📷 @tomatosoupphotography #GoMetro #mural #art #seesantamonica #bergamotstation
😍🌆Ⓜ || photo 📷 @losfeliz #GoMetro #pasadena #MetroGoldLine #LoveMetroLA
My aesthetic #carfreeLA 😎 || photo 📷 @heyyehblog #bikeLA #walkLA #ciclavia #LoveMetroLA
That view. 🌆 || photo 📷 @cgthevision #tgif #GoMetro #LoveMetroLA #WeLoveLA
After a rainy morning, hoping for a beautiful sunset 🙏 || photo 📷 @slayergirl28 #metrorapid #GoMetro #Pasadena #LoveMetroLA
Exiting the underground || photo 📷 @darinhoppe #metroredline #subway #Ⓜ #LoveMetroLA
Welding rail along Expo Phase 2! Photo by Jeff Zucker, courtesy of the Expo Line Construction Authority. #MetroExpoLine #trackwork #behindthescenes
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Additional reporting by Graham Rapier.

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