Metro’s On the Move Riders Program is a peer-to-peer travel training program designed to educate older adults on the basics of riding public transportation. In the process of learning to ride, participants can join clubs and travel to destinations throughout L.A. County.
One of On the Move Riders’ clubs, The Transit Trailblazers, recently made their 50th trip together since 2013! The Trailblazers travelled to Union Station in August to check out the new Train-to-Table Farmers Market, then toured “the birthplace of Los Angeles” — Olvera Street.
Photos courtesy of the Transit Trailblazers.
To visit Union Station, take the Gold, Silver, Red or Purple Line to Union Station. The station is also served by Metrolink, Amtrak and numerous bus lines. The Train-to-Table Farmers Market takes place at Union Station every Thursday from noon to 6 p.m. Olvera Street is just a short walk across the street from Union Station.
Access to transit improves quality of life for many older adults by offering freedom of mobility. Riders who are 62 and older are eligible for discounted Metro fares if using a Senior TAP card. Click here for information on how to apply. For more information on how to start an On the Move Riders club, call 213.922.2299 or email OntheMove@metro.net.
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