Los Angeles MTA Gets Maximum Mileage With New Folder
The in-plant at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) may not keep the trains and buses runing on time, but it does print and bind the schedules, brochures, flyers and posters on which millions of riders depend.
The MTA administers, constructs and operates the sprawling Metro transportation system for Los Angeles county, including bus, light rail and subway routes. Bus routes alone are revised three times a year. During one such recent "shake-up" period, the in-plant was asked to produce 40,000-50,000 revised bus schedules for no fewer than 142 lines in just five weeks, according to Print Shop Supervisor Rob Hartert.