For today only, locals across Los Angeles County (and beyond) can ride public transit for free in celebration of Rosa Parks’ birthday and Transit Equity Day.
Rosa Parks, a notable civil rights activist refused to give up her bus seat to a white man. As a result of her incredible act of courage, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that segregation on public transportation was unconstitutional — signifying a turning point in the elimination of Jim Crow laws.
“We thank her for her brave actions and Metro commits to continuing the work necessary to provide transit equity for all Angelenos,” said Metro’s KeAndra Cylear-Dodds, who leads their Office of Equity and Race in 2023.
In her honor, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), Metrolink, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), and other public transportation services have teamed up for Transit Equity Day, Sunday, February 4, 2024, to offer free rides across the city.
How To Redeem Your Free Metro Ride
- Metro turnstiles will be unlocked at rail stations on February 4, 2024, — and you won’t need to TAP at fare validators or fare boxes.
- To score your Metro Bike Share 30-minute free ride, simply choose “1-Ride” at any Metro Bike Share kiosk, online, or in the Metro Bike Share app, and enter code 020424. You could use the code more than once throughout the day.
- Use code Equity24 when booking a Metro Micro free trip by clicking here.
For additional information on Transit Equity Day free rides, please visit metro.net, metrolinktrains.com, and LADOT.com. Please also note that Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and Riverside County’s Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) are also offering free rides on Sunday, February 24, 2024. Ventura County transportation providers are commemorating Transit Equity Day with free rides on Monday, February 5, 2024.
Have fun exploring the city, Los Angeles!