Los Angeles: Metro Motion Proposes Cutting Fares in Half, Introducing Fare Capping

Under the COVID-19 crisis, Metro transit is effectively operating fare-free. Metro has been reluctant to declare the system free, but, especially on buses, Metro has mandated back-door boarding and not enforcing fare collection.

Last week, the Metro Executive Management Committee passed a motion that could reduce transit fares during the COVID-19 recovery.  The motion, by directors Eric Garcetti, Hilda Solis, Janice Hahn, Sheila Kuehl, and James Butts, calls for the agency to ” provide emergency relief for transit-dependent Angelenos.”