Free public transit Saturday in L.A. area to honor Rosa Parks

Los Angeles County and San Bernardino County public transit will be offering free rides throughout Saturday to celebrate the sixth annual Transit Equity Day, which honors the birthday of civil rights icon Rosa Parks.

Trains, buses, and light rail vehicles operated by LA Metro, Metrolink, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, and the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority all offer the free rides.

“We are offering free rides on our bus, train and train services on Saturday, February 4th, in honor of Transit Equity Day and the birthday of civil rights icon Rosa Parks, who famously refused to give up her seat in 1955 because she was black Bike system on,” reads an LA Metro announcement.

The Los Angeles transit agency said turnstiles at stations would be unlocked and passengers could board freely without using electronic card readers or ticket offices.

The system’s Metro Bike Share is also free for 30-minute rides. To redeem the free ride, customers were advised to select “1-Ride” at any Metro Bike Share kiosk, online or in the Metro Bike Share app and use the code 020423. The code can be used multiple times throughout the day.

For Metro Micro, the on-demand ride-sharing service, riders can pre-book the ride online and use code 2023 for a free ride.

On regional Metrolink trains, passengers were told they would not need a ticket to board a train operating in the five-county Metrolink region.

Also free throughout Saturday are San Bernardino County transit providers including Metrolink, Basin Transit, Mountain Transit, Needles Area Transit, Omnitrans and Victor Valley Transit Authority.

LA Metro praised the “action and courage” of Parks, who died in 2005. In 1955, refusing to leave her bus seat for a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama, was unconstitutional, the transit agency said, “an important milestone in dismantling Jim Crow laws in place in the United States a century after the end of the Civil War.” “. Free public transit Saturday in L.A. area to honor Rosa Parks

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