The Los Angeles County Metro budgeted $20.5 million for the 2005 service patrol program.
The service patrol consists of 150 tow and service trucks. Approximately 422 freeway miles are served by the patrol. Designated portions of the freeway are segmented into 10-mile “beats” with three to five trucks patrolling each beat. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
In 2004, a survey was conducted by the University of California, Berkeley, which found that the benefits of the Los Angeles Metro FSP outweighed the costs by more than 8 to 1.
The Los Angeles County Metro FSP is one of 13 FSPs operating in major metropolitan areas in the state.
Metro FSP annual budget identified in the Metro "Facts At a Glance" -- complied and updated by Rick Jager, Media Relations, on September 5, 2006. Web site, http://www.mta.net/press/pressroom/facts.htm, last accessed 31 Oct 2006.
Published By: Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Source Date: 22 June 2006URL: http://www.metro.net/projects_programs/fsp/about_fsp.htm
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