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 ๐Ÿ“ท @dys.koala.fyd #GoMetro #metroart
Life underground || photo ๐Ÿ“ท @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 ๐Ÿ“ท @1301outsidein #GoMetro #MoreExpo #GoSaMo
Surf's up! ๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒดโ›ฑ #moreexpo #expoline
If only we could all spend #BiketoWorkDay on this path... One more day until Expo opens to Santa Monica! || photo ๐Ÿ“ท @storquest #GoMetro #SeeSantaMonica #MoreExpo
Missing that golden afternoon glow || photo ๐Ÿ“ท @john.logic #DTLA #GoMetro
The future is here! ๐Ÿ˜† || photo ๐Ÿ“ท @theprinceofmilwaukee #GoMetro #futurescape #underground #DTLA
Guess the station ๐Ÿ™‚ || photo ๐Ÿ“ท @krwlos1 #GoMetro #colors #LoveMetroLA
Lines. || photo ๐Ÿ“ท @mpkelleydotcom #GoMetro #transitphotography #LoveMetroLA
Ride with Pride ~ ๐Ÿ’Ÿโ“‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญโ“‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’Ÿ || photo ๐Ÿ“ท @raillaorg
๐Ÿค— || photo ๐Ÿ“ท @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? ๐Ÿ™Œ go check it out!
Heart of LA || photo ๐Ÿ“ท @pvchex #GoMetro #DTLA #LoveMetroLA
Got that #fridayfeeling? || photo ๐Ÿ“ท @lesane213 #GoMetro #discoverLA
Rise up || photo ๐Ÿ“ท @jaysenh #DTLA #GoMetro #metroart
Darker mornings, longer evenings... || photo ๐Ÿ“ท @jimmy.ca #DTLA #GoMetro #LoveMetroLA
Well, some people say it can be a zoo out there... || photo ๐Ÿ“ท @neolorion #transitlife #LoveMetroLA #GoMetro #zootopia
Our Lady of #DTLA ๐ŸŒ‡๐ŸŒ‡ || photo ๐Ÿ“ท @la_movement #GoMetro #LoveMetroLA
That sunset ๐ŸŒ† || photo ๐Ÿ“ท @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 ๐Ÿ“ท @sh8dyone #GoMetro #dtla #mural #LoveMetroLA #historiccore
I guess our bus doesn't impress him much ๐Ÿ˜• || photo ๐Ÿ“ท @3043dude #GoMetro #dogs #LoveMetroLA
Some awesome art spotted near future Expo Line! || photo ๐Ÿ“ท @tomatosoupphotography #GoMetro #mural #art #seesantamonica #bergamotstation
๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒ†โ“‚ || photo ๐Ÿ“ท @losfeliz #GoMetro #pasadena #MetroGoldLine #LoveMetroLA
My aesthetic #carfreeLA ๐Ÿ˜Ž || photo ๐Ÿ“ท @heyyehblog #bikeLA #walkLA #ciclavia #LoveMetroLA
That view. ๐ŸŒ† || photo ๐Ÿ“ท @cgthevision #tgif #GoMetro #LoveMetroLA #WeLoveLA
After a rainy morning, hoping for a beautiful sunset ๐Ÿ™ || photo ๐Ÿ“ท @slayergirl28 #metrorapid #GoMetro #Pasadena #LoveMetroLA
Exiting the underground || photo ๐Ÿ“ท @darinhoppe #metroredline #subway #โ“‚ #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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