FINALLY: Metro Will Offer Rolling Monthly and Weekly Passes
At long last, Metro is setting up their extended use passes with some semblance of common sense. Thanks to a Board vote yesterday, during which a Day Pass rate rollback was also approved, starting in August, Metro will have rolling 7- and 30-day passes that will be sold every day.Currently, Metro only offers monthly passes that are based on calendar days, and weekly passes that are valid for Sunday to Saturday. Now, if you want to ride Metro for a month or a week stretch, you can start those 30 or seven day periods when it's convenient for you.
Acknowledging that the new weekly pass will make it a hell of a lot easier for tourists in our fair city to buy a fare that fits their visit, Metro said: "For visitors whose stay runs over two calendar weeks, there will be greater flexibility in purchasing passes that better meet their travel needs and schedules." Psssht--even if you're just coming to town for a week this is a vast improvement, not to mention much nicer for locals.
Like the Day Pass rate rollback, Metro is testing the new program, and will assess how it's going in six months to decide if it's worth continuing. If we may save you the time, LAist says right now: THIS IS A SMART MOVE, METRO!