LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The Metrolink Board of Directors voted Friday to have the transit agency provide free rides on Feb. 4 for Transit Equity Day, which marks the birthday of Rosa Parks.
The day honors the civil rights activist for resisting bus segregation and refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama public bus for a white passenger.
“At Metrolink, equity means fostering inclusive, fair and just opportunities for those we serve,” said Metrolink Board Chair Ara Najarian. “Along with free rides on Transit Equity Day, we are committed to providing safe and affordable transportation every day.”
On Transit Equity Day, Metrolink will allow riders to board any train without a ticket. Its train system has 538 miles of track, providing access to 62 stations in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.
While the free transit is only planned for that one day, Metrolink has everyday reduced fare options available for students, children, people with disabilities, seniors and active military personnel, which can be found at bit.ly/3rbvh7a.