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L.A. Metro gets praised for a program that helps seniors with transportation

Posted on November 22, 2023


  • The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has a program called the “On the Move Riders Program.” It received the Spirit of Accessibility Award for helping seniors with transportation.

  • The program teaches L.A. older adults about using public transportation through workshops, events, and tours.

  • Seniors aged 62+ who sign up get discounted fares on Metro using TAP cards, making it more affordable.

  • The program helps older adults be more independent and have a better quality of life. It gives them the tools and confidence to use public transportation.

  • The program uses “travel buddies” to help older adults practice using public transportation. The older adults learn how to navigate the system while making new friends.

Read more about this program

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