Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority Construction Careers Policy (2012)
In January 2012, Metro became nation’s first transportation agency to unanimously approve Construction Careers Policy with a Project Labor Agreement with a Targeted Hire Program. Metro is pushing forward with its ambitious rollout of a 30-year, multi-billion dollar plan to change L.A.’s status as the nation’s car capital, but the plan offers far more than just clean air and improved transit options. Within the first 5-years, the policy and agreement is expected to generate over 23,400 construction jobs, totaling over $6 billion in construction, with 40% of these reserved for communities experiencing high levels of poverty. Metro is also the first transit agency in the nation to adopt such an agreement with national targeted hiring goals for federally funded projects with approval from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Some of the region’s most significant transportation projects, such as the Westside Subway Extension, the Regional Connector, and the Crenshaw/LAX line will be covered by the policy as a result this historic approval from the FTA.