What do you do on your way to work? If you rideshare, the answer is…

…a lot! Because instead of driving, you can use the time to check email, sleep, read, connect with your neighborhood and more.

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And don’t forget, during California Rideshare Week, Oct. 6 through 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

*You qualify if you have tried/will try carpooling, vanpooling, taking transit, walking or bicycling to work!

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. Keep reading after the jump to see what some of the prizes are.

  • $100 gift cards from Macy’s
  • 1-year memberships from the Automobile Club of Southern California
  • Disneyland Resort Passes from The Walt Disney Company
  • iPad Mini Tablets from Enterprise Rideshare
  • Commuter Packets from Teledyne Controls
  • …and more!