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Metro offers Free Rides for California Clean Air Day

Free rides will be offered on all buses, Trolleys, the Coaster and Sprinter, all day long.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — Metro offered free rides on all trains and buses Wednesday for the fifth annual California Clean Air Day.

The Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and North County Transit District (NCTD) will be hosting rider appreciation events at six transit centers throughout the region. Riders will be given freebies and have the chances to win prizes to celebrate Free Ride Day, while supplies last.

"Whether you are going to work, school, running errands, or choosing to explore more of San Diego, Free Ride Day gives you the perfect opportunity to leave the car at home, take transit, and join the clean air movement across the state of California," said Nathan Fletcher, MTS Board Chair and Chair, San Diego County Board of Supervisors. "Reducing our carbon footprint is critical to fight climate change, and clean transit options are key to improving air quality in our communities."    

Free rides will be offered on all buses, Trolleys, the Coaster and Sprinter, all day long. A list of outreach locations and more information on Free Ride Day can be found here.

Free Ride Day Pop-Ups

MTS will also hold pop-up outreach events at major transit centers in the morning (from 6 – 8 a.m.) and afternoon (from 4 - 6 p.m.) to thank riders for choosing transit. Riders can stop by for transit info, and promotional items and enter to win a Free Ride Day giveaway! 

In addition to riding buses and trains free of charge, people can also access Metro's Bike Share program through free 1-Ride fares using the promo code 100522.

California Clean Air Day is an effort by the Coalition for Clean Air to encourage people to improve community health by using public transit.

"The best way for residents of Los Angeles County to reduce toxic tailpipe emissions in the air is to leave the car at home and ride Metro," said Glendale Councilman Ara Najarian, the chair of Metro's board directors. "If people park their cars and ride Metro on Clean Air Day, we know they'll see how safe, clean, and convenient it is to ride Metro and we hope they'll make it a daily habit."

More information about Clean Air Day can be found here.

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