Metro has announced a partnership with the San Francisco-based company Getaround to offer an affordable and hassle-free car sharing service at more than 25 busy Metro transit park-and-ride lots throughout Los Angeles County.
Getaround allows people to instantly rent and drive cars owned by people in their city. All cars shared on Getaround are equipped with a device allows users to instantly book, locate and unlock the car through the Getaround app, eliminating the reliance on a physical exchange of keys between owner and renter. The Getaround mobile application is available on both iPhone and Android platforms.
This partnership helps Metro riders and others complete their first- and last-mile connections. Getaround is licensed to occupy 110 carshare parking spaces at 27 Metro transit station lots. Locations were chosen to prioritize equability for communities that need affordable car share services.
Locations span the San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, South Bay, South L.A. and Westside, with prices depending on the vehicle type and beginning at $5 per hour. Getaround includes collision and liability insurance for every trip. Metro riders will receive $25 off their first booking by signing up at get.co/metro .
Metro customers interested in listing their cars and joining Getaround’s carsharing community should visitget.co/sharemetro.
Getaround carshare locations are available at these Metro stations:
• Expo Line: 17th Street/SMC Station, Expo/Bundy Station, Expo/Sepulveda Station, La Cienega/Jefferson Station.
• Gold Line: Lincoln/Cypress Station, Heritage Square Station, Sierra Madre Villa Station.
• Green Line: Redondo Beach Station, El Segundo Station, Aviation/LAX Station, Hawthorne/Lennox Station, Crenshaw Station, Vermont/Athens Station.
• Orange Line: Sherman Way Station, Canoga Station, Pierce College Station, Reseda Station, Balboa Station, Sepulveda Station, Van Nuys Station.
• Red Line: North Hollywood Station, Universal City Station, Westlake/MacArthur Station.
• Blue Line: Artesia Station, Del Amo Station, Wardlow Station, Willow Station.
The program is managed by Metro’s Parking Management Department. If successful, Metro and Getaround may consider adding carshare services to additional park-and-ride spots later this year.
Metro originally created its car share program with Zipcar in 2015. The Zipcar car-share network consists of 13 vehicles at eight high-demand transit stations on the Metro system.
Metro is also piloting additional ride sharing initiatives through its Office of Extraordinary Innovation. Metro recently launched a partnership with Via to offer shared, on-demand rides to and from three stations. Metro has also implemented bike sharing in downtown Los Angeles, San Pedro and Venice, with plans to soon expand its bike share network to the Central downtown L.A. and West L.A. area.