New Proposal Would Eliminate Fares for all Metro Buses and Trains

A new Metropolitan Transportation Authority exploratory task force is working on a proposal that would eliminate fares for all riders on Metro buses and trains.

Metro CEO Phil Washington says no other large transit system in the world has gone without charging fares.

"LA Metro has a moral obligation to pursue a fareless system and help our region recover from both a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic and the devastating affects of the lack of affordability in the region. Fare-free transit will help essential workers, moms and dads, students, seniors and riders with disabilities."

This plan would be apart of the Fareless System Initiative, or FSI, and is backed by LA Mayor Eric Garcetti.

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