Thursday April 28, 2011
Metro's Bikes on Rail policy previously prohibited bikes from being taken on board Metro Blue, Gold, Red and Green Line trains in certain directions of travel between the hours of 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and in all directions within L.A.'s Central Business District during those hours.
Elimination of the time restrictions will allow unfettered access to the rail system and encourage more people to ride transit knowing that they would be allowed to begin and end their trips using bicycles. It will also help reduce their carbon footprints and increase ridership on the Metro Rail system.
The Board also authorized the phased-in removal of seats on the Metro Gold, Green and Blue Line trains. Seats on the Metro Red/Purple Line have already been removed.
To accommodate a greater numbers of bicycle customers as well as regular transit customers, Metro plans to to increase the frequency and capacity of its rail services as seats are removed.
Metro will amend its Customer Code of Conduct, which goes into effect July 1, 2011, to be consistent with the revised policy.
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