Los Angeles –Today, the Metrolink team, including CEO Stephanie Wiggins, surprised dedicated riders at Los Angeles Union Station with free ice cream scoops to celebrate National Ice Cream Month and to thank them for choosing Metrolink as their preferred mode of getting to work.
"We partnered with our good friends at Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream in L.A. Union Station to cool off our passengers on their short ride home to celebrate National Ice Cream Month," said Wiggins. "We love having fun at Metrolink but we really like thanking Southern Californians for riding our trains."
Every year, Metrolink riders choose to leave their cars at home and use safe, efficient and dependable commuter rail instead. Metrolink riders account for 8.7 million car trips not taken, resulting in saving 13.7 million gallons of gasoline.
The treat was a result of a partnership between Metrolink and Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop at Los Angeles Union Station.
“With high temperatures this summer, we thought National Ice Cream Month would be a great time to surprise our fans at L.A. Union Station with free scoops on the train platform,” said David Bernstein, owner of the Ben & Jerry’s franchise at Union Station, located near the Amtrak ticketing counter.
In addition to receiving Metrolink keepsakes, passengers also took photos with Wiggins and Ben & Jerry’s mascot, Woody the Cow.
For more information on getting there by Metrolink, go to www.metrolinktrains.com.
Metrolink is Southern California's regional commuter rail service in its 26th year of operation. Metrolink gets Southern California's workforce to their workplace. 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, and Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. Metrolink operates seven routes through a six-county, 538 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.
ABOUT BEN & JERRY’S
As an aspiring social justice company, Ben & Jerry's believes in a greater calling than simply making a profit for selling its goods. The company produces a wide variety of super-premium ice cream, yogurt and sorbet using high-quality ingredients. Ben & Jerry's incorporates its vision of Linked Prosperity into its business practices in a number of ways including a focus on values-led sourcing. In 2015 the company completed its transition to using entirely non-GMO (genetically modified organisms) ingredients by source as well as to fully source Fairtrade-certified ingredients wherever possible, which benefits farmers in developing countries. Ben and Jerry's products are distributed in 35 countries in supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, franchise Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shops, restaurants and other venues. Ben & Jerry's, a Vermont corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of Unilever, operates its business on a three-part Mission Statement emphasizing product quality, economic reward and a commitment to the community. Ben & Jerry's became a certified B Corp (Benefit Corporation) in 2012. The Ben & Jerry's Foundation's employee-led grant programs totaled $2.5MM in 2016 to support economic and social justice, environmental restoration, and peace through understanding. For the inside scoop on Ben & Jerry's visit www.benjerry.com.