Go Metro to the Abilities Expo this weekend

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The annual Abilities Expo began today and despite the adverse weather conditions, plenty of folks still showed to check out the products and services available for the community of people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors and healthcare professionals.

The Abilities Expo takes place in the West Hall of the L.A. Convention Center and is open today until 5 p.m. Hours on Saturday are 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The expo is free to the public. To get to the convention center, take the Blue/Expo Line to Pico Station or the Silver Line to Figueroa/Pico. Check Trip Planner for more routes and connections.

Metro is participating with an information booth, and bus operators who scored high in the wheelchair securement competition of the Metro Bus Roadeo will be there to meet people and answer questions. There are also wheelchair experts ready to attach straps and pre-mark wheelchairs for bus securement, all free of charge.

All of Metro’s buses and trains are ADA accessible and Metro currently boards more than 80,000 wheelchair passengers per month. Metro offers reduced fares to passengers with disabilities. Riders with current Access Service ID cards may ride Metro Bus and Rail at no cost.