The Metro Board just voted to authorize free fares for all Girl Scouts in uniform on Oct. 29, 2011 in honor of their 100th anniversary celebration “Girltopia” at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
The Convention Center is just a short walk from the Metro Blue Line Pico/Chick Hearn Station. So the girls and their parents, guardians and troop leaders will be able to get there easily, without having to pay for expensive parking. (The adults will need to pay their Metro fares, however.) It’s a good opportunity for the girls to try out mass transit and maybe become more aware of how it helps our environment by cutting down on car emissions.
There are about 40,000 Girl Scouts in Los Angeles County. About 10 to 12 percent are expected to utilize the free service. The estimated cost to Metro will be about $10,000.