The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is offering free rides on all Metro buses, trains, Metro Bike Share and Metro Micro on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8. The free rides will run from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on November 8.
Voting is essential to democracy and Metro encourages all eligible county residents to exercise their constitutional right to vote. By offering free rides on Election Day, Metro is doing its part to encourage voter turnout and make it easier for people to travel to and from local polling places.
Additionally, Metro’s Bike Share Program will be providing free 30-minute rides on Election Day with the promo code 110822. Just select 1-Ride at any Metro Bike Share kiosk, online or in the Metro Bike Share app and enter the code at checkout to redeem the free ride. A credit or debit card is required. The promo code may be redeemed multiple times throughout the day. Electric Metro Bike fees are waived and bike rides are just an additional $1.75 for each half hour after the first 30 minutes.
Metro Bike Share has created an interactive map for users to easily locate in-person voting locations and ballot drop boxes for users to pedal to the polls on Election Day, available at https://bikeshare.metro.net/go-vote/. Metro encourages customers to share the hashtag #pedaltothepolls along with tagging photos @bikemetro on social media for a chance to be featured on Metro feeds.
Metro’s on-demand rideshare service Metro Micro will also be providing free rides on Election Day. Metro Micro provides short trips in eight zones across Los Angeles County. Use the coupon code Vote2022 when booking your trip on the app, online, or through the call center at 323-GO-METRO (323-466-3876) and press option 5. This coupon code is only valid on Election Day.
A listing of local Vote Centers, including operating hours is available at https://locator.lavote.net/.
Voters can safely and securely drop off their ballots at these Metro station Vote-by-Mail drop boxes:
- Union Station (East Portal)
- El Monte Bus Station J Line, many local bus lines (plaza area)
- Harbor Freeway Station C and J Lines (park and ride area)
- Harbor Gateway Transit Center J Line, many other local lines (transit plaza area)
- Hollywood/Western Station B (Red) Line, (mezzanine area)
- North Hollywood Station B (Red) Line, (plaza area outside portal)
- Norwalk Station C Line, (plaza area)
- Wilshire/Vermont Station B (Red) and D (Purple) Lines, (courtyard area)
In 2019, Metro’s Board of Directors voted to permanently offer free rides on federal and statewide election days to make it easier for voters get to the polls via public transit.
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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is building the most ambitious transportation infrastructure program in the United States and is working to greatly improve mobility through its Vision 2028 Plan. Metro is the lead transportation planning and funding agency for L.A. County and carries about 800,000 boardings daily on a fleet of 2,200 low-emission buses and six rail lines.
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