Metro Rideshare/Shared Mobility
There are multiple options when deciding how to get where you’re going, and sometimes combining more than one mode is your best option. As we focus our efforts on sharing the ride as opposed to driving alone, we will reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality, while saving countless wasted hours on our freeways. Look through the commuter and employer programs we offer here at Metro to find services that will make your life easier and your businesses greener.
This year, Rideshare Week is October 3 – 7, and it’s your chance to enjoy a happier, less costly, and less stressful commute. It’s the 37th annual statewide event, hosted locally by Metro, and we wanted to share with you what’s going on in LA County to help you participate:
Metro wants you to track your trips for a chance to win!
Track the days you rideshare (or telework) to work using the Commute Calendar at ridematch.info during Rideshare Week and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a chance to win some great prizes! At the end of the month, Metro Rideshare will draw the names of some lucky commuters to award prizes donated by ONNI.com and Commute with Enterprise, Metrolink passes, and gift cards (including GNC, Lululemon, Hatch Restaurant, and Drybar) donated by The Bloc (DTLA).
Employers can participate too!
Metro Rideshare is encouraging employers, through their Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC), to let everyone know about the benefits of ridesharing during Rideshare Week.
Here’s how ETCs can help:
- ETCs, that work in LA County, use the #RideshareWeek on all their social media posts from October 3rd through October 7th and tout the benefits of ridesharing!
- We’ll be monitoring the web and searching for all posts that use #RideshareWeek hashtag.
- At the end of the week, Metro Rideshare will select the top three (3) ETCs (from our list of participating LA County employers) who posted the most references to Rideshare Week using the hashtag and reward each one with a $50 VISA gift card!
So, get out there and have some fun with your #RideshareWeek posts! Be sure to include @YourName, and @WhereYouWork so we can find you!
California Clean Air Day
To celebrate Rideshare Week, Metro will also be offering FREE bus and rail rides on Wednesday, October 5th in recognition of Clean Air Day. Metro Bike Share will also be offering free 30-minute rides all day on October 5th. To redeem your free rides, select 1-Ride at any kiosk, online or in the Metro Bike Share app and enter code 100522 to redeem. This code is only valid October 5, 2022 and can be used multiple times throughout the day. A credit or debit card is required. Electric Metro Bike fees are also waived. A temporary authorization hold may apply for kiosk purchases.
If you have any questions about Rideshare Week, please call (213) 922-2811 or email SharedMobility@metro.net.
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Metro Bike Share
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Metro Bike/Active Transportation
A resource hub for those who are interested in learning about biking in LA and eventually making biking part of their travel routines.
Metro Employer Annual Pass Programs
Metro’s Employer Annual Pass Programs offer annual fare pass options for businesses within LA County to increase mobility and reduce traffic congestion.
Guaranteed Ride Home
The regional Guaranteed Ride Home Program (GRH) provides employees who rideshare to work up to two (2) reimbursed rides home in the event of a valid emergency each fiscal year.
Metro Bike Share for Business
Offering a discounted Bike Share pass to your employees can boost employee productivity and morale while providing a healthy way to get around Los Angeles
The Metro Rewards program recognizes eligible rideshare commuters with a chance to win gift cards and Metro passes. The more you rideshare, the more chances to win. Contact our team for more information.
Telecommuting is a great way to increase employee retention, reduce the need for office space and parking, and reduce commute trips to your site. If you do not have a telecommuting policy yet, Metro has resources to help. Contact our team for more information.
Employee Transportation Coordinator Support
Metro offers support with Air Quality Management District regulations and strategies to become a greener business at absolutely zero cost. We are staffed experts for your assistance in Average Vehicle Ridership reports, rideshare program marketing and implementation, and much more.
Commuters and employers interested in learning more about rideshare programs that will fit their needs are encouraged to email Sharedmobility@metro.net or call 213.922.2811.