LA Metro Express Lane Transit Rewards Program

The LA Metro Express Lane Transit Rewards Program rewards regular transit riders with free credits to use the Express Lane and is the first program of its kind in the Country. The Express Lane project integrated transit planning from the beginning by improving transit service and transit programs in conjunction with the Express Lanes.

The program is intended to provide a direct incentive to taking transit by providing a $5 Express Lane toll credit for people who ride transit 32 times on transit routes that parallel the Express Lanes. To receive the credit, users register and link their transit TAP card (fare card similar to Clipper) and Express Lanes Accounts.

Metro Silver Line using the Express Lane

Outcomes

In the first four years of the program, nearly 7,000 people signed up and Silver Line BRT that uses the Express Lanes increased ridership by 60%.

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