Get On the Bus! Metro Offers a Few Free Rides During Carmageddon
Metro is beefing up their freebie options on the upcoming Carmageddon weekend of July 16-17 by adding select bus routes to a list of no cost transit rides for the traffic nightmare. In addition to free rides on the Metro Orange, Red and Purple Lines, Metro will make 26 bus lines free for riders.
The transit agency says they selected the lines based on which traveled through areas most affected by the shutdown of the 405 Freeway. Those lines are concentrated in the San Fernando Valley and the Westside.
There will be more buses in operation, as well as longer trains running on the Red and Purple Lines to handle the likely increase in ridership while the Mulholland Bridge is torn down in the Sepulveda Pass.
Here's the complete list of bus lines offering free rides July 16-17, via Metro:
2 Downtown LA-Pacific Palisades via Sunset Bl
4 Downtown LA-West Hollywood-Santa Monica via Santa Monica Bl
20 Downtown LA-Santa Monica via Wilshire Bl
33 Downtown LA - Santa Monica via Venice Bl
150 Canoga Park-Universal City Station via Ventura Bl
152 Woodland Hills-North Hollywood Station via Fallbrook Av
155 Sherman Oaks-Burbank Station via Riverside Dr, Olive Av
156 Van Nuys-Hollywood-Panorama City
158 Chatsworth Station - Sherman Oaks via Devonshire St, Woodman Av
161 Thousand Oaks Transit Center-Warner Center
183 Sherman Oaks-Glendale Station via Magnolia Bl
224 Sylmar Station - Universal City Station via San Fernando Rd & Lankershim Bl
230 Mission College-Studio City via Laurel Canyon Bl
233 Lake View Terrace-Sherman Oaks via Van Nuys Bl
234 Mission College-Sherman Oaks via Sepulveda Bl & Brand Bl
236 Sylmar Station-Encino via Glenoaks Bl & Balboa Bl
240 Northridge via Reseda Bl
242 Porter Ranch-Woodland Hills via Tampa Av
243 Porter Ranch - Woodland Hills via Winnetka Av
244 Chatsworth Station-Woodland Hills via De Soto Av
245 Chatsworth Station - Woodland Hills via Topanga Canyon Bl
656 Van Nuys/Hollywood Owl
704 Metro Rapid - Downtown Los Angeles - Santa Monica via Santa Monica Bl
720 Metro Rapid - Santa Monica/Commerce via Wilshire Bl & Whittier Bl
733 Metro Rapid - Downtown Los Angeles/Santa Monica via Venice Bl.
761 Metro Rapid Pacoima/Westwood via Van Nuys Bl & Sepulveda Bl. (Note: buses will be using Sepulveda Boulevard between Ventura Boulevard and Getty Center Drive. Passengers should expect greatly extended travel times on this line between Sherman Oaks and Westwood due to anticipated traffic congestion).