Want a Get Out of Traffic License? Here's where to get one during Rideshare Week

15335552785_37c5eb67b2_nDo you avoid driving solo to work? Have you made a commitment to share the ride whenever you can? If so, come out and get your very own Get Out of Traffic License!

During California Rideshare Week, Oct. 6 – 10, Metro will be issuing Get Out of Traffic Licenses to commuters who qualify* at four Metro stations and at the Civic Center Clean Air/Rideshare Fair. To receive a Get Out of Traffic License, be ready to take a photo at any of the following locations:

  • Monday, Oct. 6 from 8 – 10 a.m. at Union Station East Portal
  • Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 8 -9 a.m. at Culver City Station
  • Wednesday, Oct. 8 from 8 – 9 a.m. at North Hollywood Station
  • Thursday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Civic Center Clean Air/Rideshare Fair at Los Angeles Grand Park
  • Friday, Oct. 10 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. at El Monte Station

*If you’ve ever tried (or are going to try) carpooling, vanpooling, taking transit, walking or bicycling to work, you qualify!

Metro will also be giving out Rideshare Week goodie bags at the listed locations. Goodie bags include a reusable tote bag, buttons, and more. Bags will be handed out each day on a first come, first served basis until supplies run out.

Here are a few Golden Pylon Award winners and their licenses!

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During Rideshare Week, commuters also will have a chance to win great prizes by pledging to share the ride online at metro.net/rideshareweek. Pledging to rideshare even just one day out of the week will enter you in the raffle. Prizes include gift cards and tablets, among other items.

Metro has numerous programs dedicated towards helping the public share the ride. It has an expanding bus and rail system that currently sees more than 1.5 million boardings per day.

Metro also has the largest vanpool program in the country with more than 1,300 vanpool routes serving Los Angeles County worksites daily. The Metro Vanpool Program provides lease fare subsidies of up to $400 per month per vanpool. Vanpooler commuters report shaving an average of 20 minutes off of their commute time when using the regional carpool lanes and Metro ExpressLanes. Metro offers ridematching services for those seeking carpools, vanpools or bike commute groups to join, as well as support to thousands of commuters sharing the ride through Metro Rewards and Guaranteed Ride Home. And Metro’s School Pool program and Safe Routes to School program help parents find carpools and walking and bike routes so they can get their kids to school without the hassle of traffic.

For more information on how you can start sharing the ride, call 511 and say “LA County Rideshare” or visit metro.net/rideshare.

6 replies

    • Hi Daniel,

      Unfortunately due to limited staffing, we’re only able to bring the licenses out to these locations. We’re also working to get a downloadable version online for you to print out, and we’ll update as soon as it’s available!

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

  1. Metro – get it together. Your service since the upgrades in Long Beach has been less than terrible and I don’t have any nice words to say about it. Since Monday, I’ve been at least 45 minutes late and that’s with “the extra” time you’ve asked that we take into consideration. Your service is sub-par and now you want participants during rideshare week – what a JOKE!

    • Hi Jose,

      Thanks for your feedback. Staff is working to better coordinate the bus shuttles with trains in Long Beach, as well as improve the Blue Line train schedule during this closure period through Oct. 19. I’ll pass the word along on my end, but you can also email CustomerRelations@metro.net to report specific details.

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

    • Hi Etho,

      Of course! If you’re unable to make it to one of the events, we’ll have a downloadable version online soon which you can print out. Will update as soon as it’s available.

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source