Gas Prices Good for the Gold
Now that the average price for regular unleaded gas in L.A. is nearing $4.07 a gallon, Metro's Gold Line is surging with customers. A record 22,231 boardings was reported for the month of March says the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. Not only that, Metro's rail ridership has increased 5%.
Still, the Gold Line beats all the other lines and is beginning to look like the San Fernando Valley Red Line station parking lots, which fill up early in the morning. "I can't find any parking at all anymore when I come at 11 a.m.," a commuter told the paper about the Sierra Madre station's parking lot. By 9 a.m. yesterday, it was filled to capacity.
If gas hits $5 per gallon, that will equal out to a Metro day pass, which allows complete access to the system all day long, except for the few bogus anomalies that are "zone charges."