Metrolink News

Wednesday November 23, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 16, 2016


Southern California Commuters Ditch Their Drive With

New Metrolink and Lyft Promotion


Free roundtrip rides on Metrolink and $50 credit for Lyft rides to and from Los Angeles Union Station lets riders to leave their car at home


Los Angeles – Metrolink is launching a joint promotion with Lyft to encourage riders to park their cars and jump on a Metrolink train to get to or from their place of work in downtown Los Angeles. Starting today, Lyft and Metrolink offering passengers two free round-trip tickets on Metrolink and up to $50 in Lyft ride credit for rides to and from Los Angeles Union Station.


“This promotion allows commuters to try Metrolink saving money in fuel and parking costs and enjoying a stress-free ride with no traffic,” said Metrolink CEO Art Leahy.  “In Los Angeles, not everyone lives within walking or biking distance of a Metrolink station. By partnering with Lyft, we can provide greater access to the region’s commuter rail network.”


Additionally, as part of this promotion the two companies are looking for up to 10 commuters to take Metrolink to and from their work location for a week and share their experience on social media as part of the Work Week Commute Challenge. Metrolink and Lyft will feature these experiences on our social media channels. The special 10 participants will receive a free Metrolink 7-Day Pass and a Lyft credit valued at $100.  To be selected, commuters need to register online at www.metrolinktrains.com/ditchyourdrive.   

"We believe Lyft is an important connector to public transit, especially in Southern California where not everyone lives within walking or biking distance to a station. Our partnership with Metrolink is an exciting opportunity to see how ridesharing and transit can work together to become a viable alternative to car ownership and driving alone,” said Lyft’s Southern California General Manager Derek Kan.


For more information on this promotion or other metrolink initiatives, please visit www.Metrolinktrains.com.

 
ABOUT METROLINK (www.metrolinktrains.com)

Metrolink is Southern California's regional commuter rail service in its 24th year of operation. Metrolink is governed by The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), a joint powers authority made up of an 11-member board representing the transportation commissions of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. Metrolink operates seven routes through a six-county, 536 route-mile network. Metrolink’s passengers travel approximately 441 million miles each year, making Metrolink the second busiest public transportation provider in Southern California. Metrolink is the third largest commuter rail agency in the United States based on directional route miles and the eighth largest based on annual ridership.

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