LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, as a member of the LA Metro board, I voted to allow K-14 students to ride for free. This is a promising step but more must be done for our low-income riders. This is why I am proud to share that as we continue to fight for a fareless system, the Metro board unanimously voted in support of my motion to take action in making public transportation affordable for residents who rely on it the most. My motion includes the following key components to help strengthen Metro’s discount fare program:
It’s not just our students who need support with paying for the bus or train. We know that 70 percent of Metro riders are low-income and that we have an economic imperative, now more than ever, to address the high cost of transportation. This motion provides actionable steps for making our transit system more accessible. To learn more about Metro’s discount program called LIFE (Low Income Fare is Easy) click here.