El Pasajero Editor Jose Ubaldo took the above photo this morning on Alameda Street near Union Station. It’s no secret gas prices have been on the rise lately and as of Monday averaged $4.04 for a gallon of regular in California. As for the price above — that’s Death Valley prices, people!
As for the day pass, it’s price remains the same and doesn’t rise according to the whims and whatevers of major global corporations. From metro.net:
Load a Day Pass on your TAP card for just $5. As a convenience for those who don’t already have a card, regular TAP cards will be available for purchase with a Day Pass for a total of $6. Like all TAP cards, they can reloaded again and again with any TAP product, including the $5 Day Pass.
At stations and pass outlets
You can load a $5 Day Pass onto your TAP card at Metro Customer Centers, retail TAP vendors and ticket vending machines. If you don’t already have a card, you can purchase one with your pass at these locations for an additional $2.
In addition, a weekly Metro pass is $20 and a monthly pass $75. A monthly EZ Pass that allows for travel on Metro many other buses in Los Angeles County is $84. More info on fares here.