Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

News

FINALLY: Metro Will Offer Rolling Monthly and Weekly Passes

metro-subway-320px.jpg
Photo by g l u b via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr
Before you read more...
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your tax-deductible financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

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!

Most Read