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Did Metro Forget to Tell Their Drivers it's Bike to Work Day?
Uh oh. Did someone at Metro HQ fall asleep at the metaphoric wheel and not get the memo out to their drivers about today?
As part of Bike Week L.A. today is Bike to Work Day, for which Metro has been touting free rides all day to those boarding wearing helmets, and have set up pit stops all around LA County with freebies and snacks.
But we've heard from two people that Metro's drivers weren't clued in to the celebration today. Said thegodofthor:
Well the bus driver this morning argued with me that the free ride was not today but tomorrow. Lucky for me I had my buck and a quarter just in case. Gooooo METRO!...
To which Sirinya Tritipeskul replied:
same here! i boarded without paying since i was donning a helmet, and then he called me back to the front. he let me go after i told him it was bike to work day, but i'm still smarting from how the driver told me i needed to _tell_ him I wasn't paying due to bike to work day. *sigh.
LAist Featured Photos pool contributor @sevenphoto seemed to have better luck; she scored her sticker, a patch kit and a Subway sandwich during her commute. So what's with the fail, Metro?