2023 has been big for us. We opened new rail stations. We unveiled new bus priority lanes. We improved our fare policy. We welcomed new teams to the system (Helloooo, Ambassadors!). And we celebrated a few important birthdays and milestones, including 30 years of being Metro.
But our biggest achievement is…you! We’re delighted that more of you are riding our system –– whether you’re returning to a favorite bus or rail line after the disruptions of the pandemic, or you’re trying us out for the first time! We’re now at 80% of our pre-pandemic ridership levels, and we’re optimistic about what 2024 will bring.
Now, with the holidays around the corner, gratitude is more on our minds than ever. “How,” we wondered, “can we show you how much your patronage means to us?” After a little brainstorming, we decided to try something new. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be giving away FIVE Golden TAP Cards! Each one is good for one year of free rides on Metro, whether you travel by rail, bus, bike, or a combination of all three.
To find loving homes for the first three of these special cards, we called up one of our favorite Metro fans –– Alex Cottrell (aka @LATryGuy). We asked him to roam the system, looking for passionate transit riders with exciting stories to tell. But don’t take it from me! Scroll down to watch Alex explaining the spirit of the giveaway in his own words. Why do YOU take Metro? Let us know in the comments!
Stay tuned, reader! Next week, we’ll be announcing our first few winners!
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