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Metrolink partners with Metro and expands free trial of Via Ridesharing pilot to Burbank and El Monte Stations

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Riders boarding or detraining at the Burbank Airport-South, Burbank-Downtown and El Monte stations can now use the Via on-demand shared ride hailing service for free to complete their trip!

This new, on-demand service is part of a test program designed to make it easier for commuters to use our service, try a new first/last mile option and entice new riders.

Travelers can book a shared ride through the Via app, available at the App Store or Google Play, or by calling the company directly at (619) 731-0710. The Via service is available Monday – Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Via is wheelchair accessible with specially-equipped vehicles to assist persons with mobility limitations.

The program’s service zones connecting to Metrolink consist of a 13-square-mile area around the Burbank Airport-South and Burbank-Downtown stations, and a 23-square-mile area around the El Monte Station.

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This is part of an existing one-year pilot program launched by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) in January. The free ride option is for a limited time and the regular fare will be announced once the free promotion is complete.

The pilot program is funded through a $1.35 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration for its Mobility on Demand Sandbox Demonstration program.

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