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Metro to Offer Free Rides for the Holidays

Long Beach and Los Angeles county residents can travel safely and easily to their holiday parties and gatherings once again, thanks to Metro. The multimodal transportation agency will offer free holiday rides on all Metro Bus and Rail lines operating on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

 

Metro Holds Public Forums to Discuss Proposed Fare Increases

The last two "Fare Forums" are being held this week by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority during their regular monthly meetings spread throughout Los Angeles County. The forums are an opportunity for the public to share their opinion on the two proposed fare restructuring options that were announced in January and could go into effect as soon as September 1.

 

BYD Faces Issues With FTA Fund Eligibility, Induction Battery Charger Manufacturer WAVE Faces Lawsuit

After previous delays with production and federal testing, the bus manufacturer set to provide Long Beach Transit (LBT) with its electric bus fleet, the U.S. subsidiary of Chinese company BYD, could be facing new problems. Not only is the company that BYD hired to make its battery's chargers embroiled in a lawsuit with investors for being unable to manufacture the technology in time, but the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is considering revoking BYD's funding for electric-bus procurement.