USC and the City of Los Angeles offer many transportation options that service the campus and the surrounding area. Through strategic partnerships with Metro, Metrolink, and LADOT we can offer services like monthly pass renewal through our offices in the McCarthy Structure and pre-tax transit passes for staff.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is unique among the nation’s transportation agencies. It serves as transportation planner, coordinator, designer, builder and operator for one of the country’s largest, most populous counties. More than 9.6 million people – nearly one-third of California’s residents – live, work, and play within its 1,433-square-mile service area.
Often mistaken for Metro, Metrolink is a completely separate agency that operates the commuter trains in the six southern California counties of San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura, Orange, Los Angeles, and North San Diego to Oceanside.
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) offers bus services through their DASH, Commuter Express, and CityRide programs.They also coordinate the closure of city streets for special events – like our own USC Trojan football games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum!