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Get a Free Quarterly Transit Pass!

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Blog 700x240Interested in trying transit for free? With our new Bruin Commuter Transit Benefit, all new students, new employees and anyone new to transit can ride all quarter for free!

Eligible participants can receive a free Go Metro pass and/or BruinGO! Flash Pass. Those who live in areas near Metro stations and stops may qualify for both passes. That means those Bruins will be able to ride on any Santa Monica Big Blue Bus, Culver CityBus and Metro rail or bus line all quarter—on us!

In order to get your free pass, you must not have held a UCLA-subsidized transit pass or joined any other transit promotion within the last two years. Current UCLA vanpoolers only qualify for a free BruinGO! Flash Pass.

For more information about this new program, or to register for your free transit pass, click here.

 

 

Take a Guided Tour with Metro

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metrorapidSearching for a more economic, efficient and environmentally friendly way to commute around LA?

LA Metro is offering an exciting, indispensable experience for new riders! You can now go on a FREE guided tour of the Metro line to explore destinations all around town and familiarize yourself with the benefits of public transit.

During the tour, you can learn how to plan a trip, purchase and use a TAP Card, navigate between different bus/rail lines and much more. Tours begin at Culver City Station and Union Station, and are held Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Participants are responsible for purchasing their own TAP card, which costs $1 and can be loaded with a one-way fare ($1.75), roundtrip fare ($3.50) or a Day Pass ($7).

Get to know the Metro system, and find out how to make your way around LA County. Plus, you'll learn important safety tips about riding public transit. Make your reservation today by signing up here. For more information about Metro Guided Tours, visit Metro's website.

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The newly constructed ARTIC set to hold Grand Opening Celebration

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ARTIC Rendering

Upon opening, the ARTIC is estimated to support 10,330 daily riders on 10 different transportation modes.

The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) will hold its Grand Opening Celebration Saturday, Dec. 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Located between the Honda Center and the Angel’s Stadium of Anaheim, the transportation facility will serve the three million residents of Orange County as well as the 40 million annual Orange County visitors.

ARTIC will supply information and services on five modes of transportation; rail, bus, taxi, biking as well as park and ride services. The community is welcomed to “Explore ARTIC” at its Grand Opening Celebration. Those in attendance will enjoy food, music, activities, tours and giveaways at the family-friendly event.

OCTA, the Orange County Wheelmen and TheBOBies will be holding a group bicycle ride to the grand opening on Dec. 13. Riders of all skill levels are welcome to join the group ride along the Santa Ana Trail to the iconic ARTIC facility. Riders will assemble at 8 a.m. and leave at 8:30 a.m. from the Yorba Regional Park and Atlanta Street in Huntington Beach for a 10-mile ride.

On opening day, ARTIC services will include Metrolink, Amtrak, OCTA bus, Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART), Coach USA, Greyhound, shuttles, taxis, bikes, and tour and charter buses. Amenities will include transit oriented retail, unique dining establishments, Wi-Fi and plug in stations, plenty of parking, bike racks and lockers, as well as community space for the public to enjoy.

For more information on ARTIC or the grand opening, please visit articinfo.com.

The many benefits of public transportation [INFOGRAPHIC]

Take a look at this cool infographic all about the benefits of public transit. Riding any of the six public transportation providers that come to UCLA reduces gas dependency, carbon emissions and traffic congestion.

Did you know that Metro's light rail system is the most traveled in the country? And did you know that LA's bus system is the second-most traveled in the country?