Los Angeles, California – A proposal to give free rides on February 4 in honor of Transit Equity Day, which also happens to be the birthday of Rosa Parks, has been authorized by the Metrolink Board of Directors.
On this day, we remember the civil rights activist who stood up to bus segregation by refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger on a public bus in Montgomery, Alabama.
“At Metrolink, equity means fostering inclusive, fair and just opportunities for those we serve. Along with free rides on Transit Equity Day, we are committed to providing safe and affordable transportation every day,” Metrolink Board Chair Ara Najarian said.
On Transit Equity Day, travelers will be able to board any Metrolink train without having to purchase a ticket. Its railway system has 538 miles of track and connects 62 stations in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties.
However, although the free travel is only scheduled for that one day, Metrolink does provide daily reduced price alternatives for students, children, individuals with disabilities, the elderly, and active military members, which may be accessed by visiting this page.