Public Transport in LA
The transport system in Los Angeles is a very tricky thing. Without a car, many believe an exploration of the city is out of your reach, and the ever expanding Metro system is slowly but surely proving them wrong. The most celebrated feat of the Metro system thus far has been providing a link between the USC campus and Santa Monica. Gone are the days of excited beach-goers piling into midsize cars and making the typical, traffic-filled drive to the beach on a weekend. Now, with two stations directly adjacent to the USC campus, you can ride the Expo Line all the way down to the famous pier. From there, a fifteen minute bus can take you the rest of the way down to Venice beach.
If you decide on taking the eastbound route, the Metro will take you to the heart of Downtown LA; making LA Live, the Convention Center, and the Staples Center all within easy reach of the campus. At the end of the line, the 7th Street Metro Center station can connect you to virtually any other line, making your destinations endless.
With a one-way trip costing no more than $1.75, you can explore nearly all of LA and get back to campus for less than $4. And the Metro only continues to expand. With dozens of line extensions underway–including a coveted connection to LAX– LA is going to be more connected than ever in the coming years.