The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has extended its half-price transit pass discount program through December to provide additional economic relief for Metro transit customers.
Metro’s regular one-day, seven-day and 30-day passes have been discounted by 50% since January as part of the agency’s efforts to help riders, many of whom are essential workers and are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 economic losses. The special discount passes will remain in effect until Dec. 31. With the discounts, a Metro day pass will cost $3.50, a weekly pass will be $12.50 and a 30-day pass will be $50. Customers can also pay for one-way individual fares at the regular rates.
Metro decided to adjust permanent full-fare pass prices to promote affordability and incentivize customers to purchase unlimited-use passes. Staff will use the information gathered during the promotional period to develop recommendations for future pricing programs. Metro’s half-price passes have the added benefit of encouraging customers to use their TAP card as fare payment in lieu of cash. Customers that pay with TAP cards also benefit from free Metro transfers, access to discounted fares and balance protection.
“We remain focused on our goal to make Metro the first choice for transportation in and around Los Angeles, which means we need to keep it accessible and remove barriers to entry while taking steps to better understand the needs of our customers,” Metro CEO Stephanie N. Wiggins said.
Doe information, visit taptogo.net and metro.net/fares.
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