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Los Angeles California Transportation - Los Angeles California is a bustling metropolis that stretches thousands of square miles across the desert basin. It is peppered with palm trees, swimming pools, and covered with a network of congested freeways. While Los Angeles brings to mind gritty movies about inner-city gangs and drugs – in reality the city epitomizes the American Dream. It offers visitors dream attractions like Hollywood and Disneyland – and it boasts some of the most exotic and world-renowned communities to live such as Beverly Hills and Malibu.

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The central Airport for Los Angeles is LAX (Los Angeles International). There are also several others in the area including the Bob Hope Airport (BUR), Van Nuys (VNY), LA/Ontario International (ONT), and LA/Palmdale Regional (PMD). Transportation to and from the Airport includes shuttle service, taxi service, and limo service. The FlyAway bus service proves a fast, affordable ride between Downtown and LAX, or from LAX to Van Nuys. They also run between VNY and LAX. The Union Station bus leaves every 30 minutes until after-hours when they switch to hourly service. All FlyAway buses run 24 hours a day. (www.lawa.org/flyaway)

Additionally, nearly 40 Car Rental companies serve LAX and ONT and they typically provide pickup and drop off service.

Within the city, the Subway system features the Blue Line between Long Beach and LA, the Green Line between Norwalk and Redondo Beach, the Red Line serving Downtown, Mid-Wilshire, San Fernando Valley and Hollywood, the Orange Line (bus transit) from North Hollywood to Warner Center, the Purple Line between Union Station and Wilshire Boulevard, and the Gold Line from Union Station to Pasadena. The Metro features an inexpensive day pass, reduced rates for Senior Citizens and Students. Children under 5 travel free. Tickets can be purchased online at www.metro.net.

The bus system also serves the Greater Los Angeles area and travels to every major city destination. The Metro Local (orange buses) stop along all major city streets to pick up and drop off riders. The Metro Rapid (red buses) make fewer stops and faster travel on the city’s major streets. The Metro Express (blue buses) travels the freeway system routes. Schedules, maps, and guides for the bus routes are available at www.metro.net as well.

The city also offers the DASH bus system with bus routes throughout Downtown that leave every 5 to 10 minutes – making planning your excursions extremely easy. DASH services every area of Downtown Los Angeles, and is the transportation option of choice for visitors to the downtown area. (www.ladottransit.com/dash)

Finally historic Union Station at 800 North Alameda Street, opened in 1939, offers access to Amtrak – which connects Los Angeles California to other major cities such as San Diego, Santa Barbara, Seattle, and even Chicago or Florida. The Station is also a stopping point for two of the Metro subway lines (Red and Purple), and a light rail line (Gold). Visitors can also board the Metrolink trains, which service Ventura County, San Bernardino, Riverside, Antelope Valley, and Orange County.

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Los Angeles Interesting Facts

  • Los Angeles is ranked the fourth largest economy in the United States.
  • The L.A. Hollywood Bowl is the world’s largest outdoor amphitheater.
  • Los Angeles has a Museum of Neon Art
  • Los Angeles is one of the top ten most populous cities in the U.S.
  • At the Los Angeles County fair in 1922, a popular attraction was making toothpaste from orange by-products.
  • In 1923, the sign HOLLYWOODLAND was erected on Mount Lee to advertise a new housing development.
  • Actress Norma Talmadge accidentally stepped into wet cement on the forefront of the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, starting the star handprint and footprint tradition.
  • Los Angeles has a population of almost 20 million
  • In 1781, the town was called El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de la Porciuncula. Later shortened to “Los Angeles”
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