Westside Cities Mobility Matrix

In February 2014, Metro Board approved the comprehensive and holistic countywide approach for preparing Subregional Mobility Matrices to establish subregional goals, performance objectives, and project needs as the initial step to identifying transportation programs and projects that require funding. The Mobility Matrix does not prioritize projects, but serves as a tool for future prioritization of projects in preparation for further quantitative analysis of the Metro Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) update in 2017 and a potential sales tax ballot measure in November 2016 (click here for the process timeline).

To ensure that the proposed projects and programs reflect the needs and interests of the subregion, the Mobility Matrices followed a “bottom-up” approach guided by a Project Development Team (PDT) to assist Metro and the Fehr & Peers consultant team in the development of the Mobility Matrix. The PDT consisted of representatives from the Westside Cities Council of Governments (WSCCOG) and its member cities (Beverly Hills, Culver City, Santa Monica, West Hollywood and the western portion of the City and County of Los Angeles), SCAG, and Caltrans. During this 9-month long process, the PDT identified a total of 433 transportation improvement projects in the Westside subregion that are consistent with the Mobility Matrix’s performance measures, goals, and objectives. The PDT worked with Metro and Fehr & Peers to develop a technical analysis report, which consists of the following:

  1. Development of subregional goals and objectives to guide future transportation investments;
  2. Assessment of baseline transportation system conditions to identify critical needs and deficiencies;
  3. Initial screening of projects and programs based on their potential to address subregional objectives and countywide performance themes; and
  4. Preliminary assessment of anticipated investment needs and project and program implementation over the short-term (0 to 10 years), midterm (11 to 20 years) and long-term (20+ years) timeframes.

In March 2015, Fehr & Peers submitted the Westside Cities Mobility Matrix Final Report to the WSCCOG and PDT. Below are links to the chapter and the full report:

To download the full report, click here.

Interactive map of projects, click here.

Westside Cities Subregion Mobility  Project List (June 2015), click here.