Metro Offers Free Rides on New Year's Eve

Rides are free until 2 a.m. on New Year's Day

By Andrew Lopez
|  Sunday, Dec 29, 2013  |  Updated 11:31 AM PDT
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Free rides are being offered by Metro this New Year’s Eve as the agency aims to keep those planning to celebrate safe and out of trouble.

Fares will be waived starting at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31 on Metro bus and rail lines, according to a news release by the agency.

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The free rides end at 2 a.m. on New Year’s Day. A price for one-way travel is $1.50, and a $5 Day Pass is good for unlimited rides until 3 a.m. the next day.

Those who insist on driving can also take advantage of AAA’s Tipsy Tow service, which is designed to keep potential drunk drivers off the road by towing vehicles up to seven miles. The service does not include rides for passengers, and destinations are restricted to a driver’s home.

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More than 1,500 DUI arrests have been made this holiday season, according to numbers released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department this week.

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