LOS ANGELES — Metro is facing increasing pressure from some transit advocates to eliminate fares on its system.

The activists, including community organizer Oscar Zarate who works for SAJE, say Metro only makes 2% to 5% revenue from fares, and since over 70% of its riders are low income, the public transit agency shouldn’t charge its riders anything.

Metro says they have several programs in place to address these concerns, including their latest one: fare-capping.