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).