LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Thursday it is expanding its new ride-hailing service Metro Micro into the Compton/Artesia, El Monte and North Hollywood/Burbank areas starting Monday.
The service will replace Metro’s Mobility on Demand program, which was already operating in the three zones.READ MORE: Long Beach Offering Chance To Win Nintendo Switch Or Hotel Stay For Those Getting Vaccinated
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Rides, which must begin and end within each zone, will cost $1 for the first six months in each zone. Riders can use a mobile app to plan their trip, including on Metro Micro and bus and train rides.
The program is in partnership with RideCo. Inc. and is available in:
- the Compton/Artesia zone from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day;
- the El Monte zone from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and
- the North Hollywood/Burbank zone from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.
The program has serviced the Watts/Willowbrook and LAX/Inglewood areas since it was launched on Dec. 13, according to Metro.
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