The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) invites Angelenos to take action to improve the environment by riding on Metro Bus, Rail, Bike Share and Micro for free on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22.
Metro is encouraging more people to try transit on Earth Day, whose theme this year is “Every Day is Earth Day.” Doing so will help reduce vehicle emissions and promote a healthy and sustainable transportation alternative for commuters. Riders are encouraged to plan their public transit trips using Metro’s Rider Apps webpage at metro.net/riderapps, which has a number of trip planning, trip taking and payment tools available. Riders can also access the Metro Transit app, which is available for both iPhones and Androids.
“Earth Day is a great opportunity for Angelenos to get out of their cars to try Metro’s expansive transit system and reduce their carbon footprint,” said Glendale City Council Member and Metro Board Chair Ara J. Najarian. “We are doing our part to help cut greenhouse gases and improve air quality by operating only the cleanest transit vehicles. This is your chance to ride transit for free and become part of the solution.”
All Metro bus routes and rail lines will be free to the public from 3 a.m. Saturday, April 22, to 2:59 a.m. Sunday, April 23. Bus fareboxes will be deactivated, and all train station fare gates will be opened to enable county residents and visitors alike to easily use public transit for their transportation needs.
Angelenos and visitors can also redeem a free 30-minute bike share ride by selecting 1-Ride at any Metro Bike Share kiosk, online or in the Metro Bike Share app. Customers should enter promo code 042223 to redeem their free ride. This code can be redeemed multiple times throughout the day. The first 30 minutes of all rides are free. Electric Metro Bike unlocking fees are waived.
Additionally, customers can redeem free rides on Metro Micro, Metro’s on-demand rideshare service, by using the Metro Micro app or browser and entering code earthday23. The promo code will be available during regular operating hours for Metro’s Call Center (323-GoMetro or 323-466-3876). Call Center operating hours are from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.The code is only validon Earth Day.
“Using public transit is the best way to reduce your personal greenhouse gas emissions and help preserve our planet for future generations,” said Metro CEO Stephanie Wiggins. “We’re proud to provide free rides to everyone on Earth Day, to promote public transit use, and I look forward to seeing everyone on Metro this April 22nd.”
For those wishing to travel across Southern California counties, Metrolink, Metro’s regional rail partner serving the broader Southern California region, will also offer free rides on all Metrolink trains that day. No ticket will be required. For more information on Metrolink free rides, please visit metrolinktrains.com/earthday.
Metro aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 79 percent through fleet electrification and system retrofits. The G Line (Orange) already runs on electric power and the J Line (Silver) is also set to be converted to all-electric zero-emission buses. Furthermore, the entire 105-mile Metro Rail system operates on electric power.
For additional information about Metro’s environmental policies and programs, please visit Metro.net/sustainability.
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 seven rail lines.
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