The Los Angeles Metro system is set to offer free rides on Friday and Saturday, May 20-21, as part of the grand opening of the Expo Line extension to Santa Monica, informally known as "Expo 2."
The free rides will be available on the entire Expo Line, not just the new extension, Metro spokesman Jose Ubaldo told KPCC. The free rides begin at noon May 20 and last until close of service each day.
"It's part of Metro traditions that when we open a ... rail line, a new one, we celebrate with the community the beginning of service, the end of construction," Ubaldo said. "It's a celebration to tell the public this is what we've been doing, and this is the new service that you're going to be enjoying from now on."
The extension now makes it possible for you to take Metro all the way out to two to three blocks from the Santa Monica Pier, according to Ubaldo, which means that you can now reach the beach via Metro from anywhere in Los Angeles County.