For all New Year’s revelers who want to celebrate safely, Metro will once again offer free rides this New Year’s Eve. No fare will be charged on all Metro Rail and Bus lines starting at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31 until 2 a.m. Wednesday, January 1.
Metro Rail will operate all-night service on New Year’s Eve for those staying out extra late and to encourage easy travel to the Rose Parade in Pasadena. However, free fares only apply until 2 a.m. Those traveling after 2 a.m. will need a Transit Access Pass to ride.
Each year, more than 10,000 people are killed in drunk driving crashes, with the risk of sharing the road with a drunk driver even higher on holidays, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. New Year’s Day is the most dangerous day of the year with 70 people killed in drunk driving incidents last year after the midnight toasts, according to the organization.
So, in addition to using Metro’s free ride program, MADD encourages all partiers to designate a non-drinking driver, take public transportation and avoid getting in the car with anyone who is drunk. For more information, please click here