With decreasing ridership on all transit services, Metro Directors look to maximize rail services and provide fast, affordable, and reliable service. As a result, the Metro Board passed a motion authored by Director Hilda L. Solis and co-authored by Directors Sheila Kuehl, Kathryn Barger, Paul Krekorian, and John Fasana to implement a 25% Fare Discount Pilot Program on the Metrolink San Bernardino Line for one full year.
“Improving Metrolink ridership and service is critical to our joint goals of reducing congestion, improving our air quality and enhancing mobility in the basin,” said Metro Director and LA County Supervisor Solis. “This Fare Discount program is designed to expose new people to the system while rewarding those that are loyal to cross-county transit. We are excited for this new money-saving program and the benefit it will have on our communities.”
“Many of our students, faculty and staff take advantage of the excellent service provided by Metrolink, which has a station at our university,” said Cal State LA President William A. Covino. “We hope that more commuters use the system under this new program.”
Today’s motion at Metro develops a Fare Discount Program on the San Bernardino Line for a full year. The goal is to promote the rail service, grow ridership, and reduce intense congestion on the I-10 and I-210 freeways that parallel the San Bernardino Line. Directors have also asked for a report backs on the program on a quarterly basis. The program is modeled after the successful 25% fare discount on Metrolink’s Antelope Valley Line and Perris Valley Line.
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