Metrolink to Commemorate Transit Equity Day with Free Rides Systemwide
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LOS ANGELES – Metrolink, Southern California’s six-county regional passenger rail service, will offer free rides systemwide, including the Arrow service, on Sunday, Feb. 4 in honor of Transit Equity Day, held annually on civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks’ birthday.
“Transit Equity Day is so much more than a day of reflection,” Metrolink CEO Darren Kettle said. “It’s about our industry’s continued commitment to fairness in mobility, which is something we strive to deliver on a daily basis here at Metrolink. Offering free rides on Feb. 4 is one way we’re making our service more accessible for the communities we serve.”
Metrolink’s Mobility-4-All program helps ensure Metrolink is a safe and affordable transit option for Southern Californians who may be struggling financially, offering a 50% discount for passengers with a valid California Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. Also, Metrolink’s Student Adventure Pass pilot program provides free systemwide access to anyone with a student ID, while expanded Antelope Valley Line service, introduced in October, is connecting riders between Lancaster and Los Angeles who operate outside the traditional 8-to-5 work window with new economic, educational and social opportunities.
In addition to special programs, Metrolink offers everyday discounts for children, seniors, riders with disabilities and active military members. Passengers also enjoy free connections to many local transportation operators, including LA Metro.
On Feb. 4, Metrolink trains will operate on a regular weekend schedule with service on the 91/Perris Valley, Antelope Valley, Inland Empire/Orange County, Orange County, San Bernardino, and Ventura County lines. The Riverside Line does not operate on weekends.
Metrolink is one of several Southern California transportation agencies waiving fares on Sunday, Feb. 4 in honor of Transit Equity Day. Other notable participants include LA Metro in Los Angeles County, OC Bus in Orange County and the Riverside Transit Agency in Riverside County. All Ventura County transit providers, including VCTC, will operate at no cost on Monday, Feb. 5 as will Mountain Transit and Needles Area Transit in San Bernardino County. Omnitrans, Victor Valley Transit Authority and Basin Transit, all based in San Bernardino County, will be free for riders on both days.
About Metrolink (metrolinktrains.com)
Metrolink regional passenger rail service offers reliable, safe, affordable and environmentally sustainable transportation throughout Southern California. Metrolink has 545.6 total service line miles and 67 stations across Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura and San Diego counties connecting people, communities, and businesses and is an essential link in the region’s mobility network. Metrolink’s Arrow service, which launched in October 2022 with nine miles of track and four new stations between San Bernardino and Redlands, provides greater local and regional rail connectivity.