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Steve Hymon

Los Angeles Unified School District and L.A. Metro announce partnership to provide free transit passes for all LAUSD students

Here is the news release from the LAUSD: Los Angeles, CA (October 1, 2021) – Los Angeles Unified School District and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) are announcing a game-changing partnership to offer TK-12 students unlimited rides from October 1, 2021, through June 30, 2023, at no cost [continue reading]

Metro Board approves fareless plan for K-14 students and easier access to discounted fares for many riders

We launched our Fareless System Initiative in Aug. 2020. The program’s goals are simple: to use fareless transit as a tool to help L.A. County residents deal with the ever-rising cost of living here and help recover from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. That’s important because about 70 percent of our riders are considered low-income. [continue reading]