Welcome to Twitter Tuesday, a weekly feature here at The Source in which we’ll round up the latest Metro related tweets in the Twitterverse. To follow Metro on Twitter just search for @MetroLosAngeles. We recommend adding the #MetroLosAngeles tag to your tweets to get our attention.
It’s been a really active week on Twitter with a great share of feedback on issues we’ve been covering on The Source as well as some – wait for it – positive feedback on service!
lamisosoup Could not nap on Blue Line this AM – needed to make sure bike didn’t fall. Need better place for bike storage on trains. #metrolosangeles
One rider dismisses the entire idea of free rides for cyclists and worries about crowded trains during the rush hour commute:
TakeLAMetro @metrolosangeles Why bikes free? What about on trains at commute time to downtown? Policy says ‘no.’ I bet there’s no room! Foolish idea
Take note: Metro’s bike policy is changing this summer when bikes will be welcomed on subway and light rail vehicles at all times – even during peak commute times. Commuters who are worried about the crush should know that bicycles will be limited to certain parts of trains in order to keep things comfortable for everyone.
Here’s that positive feedback I mentioned. It’s always nice to hear when Metro is impressing customers:
Certainly both lines get the same marketing treatment (and they both get colors on the map, like rail lines), but manosdepierda makes a fair point – there are some significant differences that might make Silver Line riders a little jealous of Metro’s other BRT. The first that comes to mind is the price point. Even though the Orange Line gets its own dedicated right of way, the fare is the same as all other bus service. But since the Silver Line makes use of the freeway it adheres to Metro’s freeway zone fare policy which ups the fare to $2.45.