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Metro Right-of-Way Alignment & Buffer Data

To ensure safety, Metro shall be consulted for development and construction activities within 100 feet of Metro transit facilities, real estate assets, and right-of-way (ROW).

Metro provides geographic data (GIS shapefiles for use with ArcMap software and KMZ files for use in Google Earth) for third parties to identify adjacency conditions and measure the distance between planned projects and Metro facilities. The download file (linked below) includes ROW information for existing Metro Rail and Metro Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). The 100-foot buffer is measured from the centerline of Metro ROW and is used to indicate a review zone where coordination is needed between Metro and third parties.

The download file contains GIS shapefiles for use with ArcMap software and KMZ files for use in Google Earth, including:

  • Existing and under construction Metro ROW centerline
  • 100-foot buffer from existing and under construction Metro ROW

This data was last updated in January 2020. The ROW data are approximate and intended for estimation of distances of proposed projects to Metro ROW; they are distributed and transmitted on an “as is” and “as available” basis without any warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied. The ROW data shall not be used as a proxy for specific engineering data or record drawings, which can be requested from Metro Engineering, if necessary. For more information, visit metro.net/devreview.

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