Metro Offers Free Rides for Christmas Eve and NYE 2010

Around this time each year, I get a few emails in response to my post about public transportation in Los Angeles.  Many are wondering how they can get from point A to B for New Year’s Eve via the subway or the bus.  As always, I direct them to Metro’s handy dandy trip planner available at

Also as expected, Metro will be offering free rides on any Metro bus or subway line.  The normal $1.50 fare will be waived starting 9 PM on Friday, December 24th until 2 AM.  On New Year’s Eve, Friday, December 31st, you’ll also be able to ride free starting at 9 PM until 2 AM.  Though buses usually run all night, albeit less frequently, the subway usually stops running around midnight.  In the past, they’ve extended the Metro rail hours for the holidays but I have yet to see anything announced.

The full press release is available on the Metro website.

With free fares, access to cabs and your own two feet, there is no excuse to drink and drive this holiday season.  Not only are you risking your life or freedom, but you could seriously hurt others around you.  Safe safe and happy holidays!