Revelers Ride Metro for Free on New Year's Eve

All lines will be complimentary between 9 p.m. Monday and 2 a.m. Tuesday. And auto club AAA is offering free lifts, too.

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Transit options are just some of the options for a safe New Year's Eve. Toni Guinyard reports for the NBC4 News at Noon on Tuesday Dec. 31, 2012.

    Leave the cars at home this New Year’s Eve, Angelenos.

    Metro is once again offering free rides during a five-hour period between New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, and even after the free rides have expired, the lines will be running all night.

    Revelers can hop on any Metro rail line or the Orange bus line between 9 p.m. Monday and 2 a.m. Tuesday and bypass paying for the trip. The lines will run every 20 minutes, and day passes are good until 3 a.m. Tuesday.

    Aside from being altruistic, the complimentary rides – which were also available on Christmas Eve – aim to cut down on traffic and curb dangerous drunk driving, according to Metro.

    But once the clock strikes 2:01 a.m. Tuesday, riders will have to pull out their wallets.

    Be sure to note the Metro Blue Line in Long Beach will operate on modified service New Year’s Eve. Click here for details on that change.

    Say you drove to your New Year's Eve event, and find you're too intoxicated to get behind the wheel. Then what?

    You can call auto club AAA, which will tow you and your car home -- free up to seven miles -- between 6 p.m. Monday and 6 a.m. Tuesday.

    To request a Tipsy Tow, call 1-800-400-4AAA.

    And note, the free pick up excludes rides for passengers, is good for a one-way, one-time ride home, and reservations are not accepted.

    MORE INFORMATION:

    Metro Schedules and Route Maps

    AAA's Tipsy Tow Service