CHATSWORTH, CA – Metro has added a new zone in the northwest of the San Fernando Valley to its Metro Micro program, an on-demand ridesharing service launched this summer.
Metro Micro offers similar services to ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft; Users in groups of up to 10 can order a ride if they need it or schedule it in advance within the service’s business hours. Metro Micro will offer travel within eight zones across Los Angeles; Trips must stay within a service zone.
There are hundreds of designated pick-up and drop-off locations in the Northwest San Fernando Valley Zone, according to the Metro Micro website.
The zone includes parts of Chatsworth, Northridge, Granada Hills and Porter Ranch. People can use it to access California State University at Northridge; the Northridge Fashion Center; Parks; Hiking trails; Line G (Orange) of the metro; and Metrolink’s regional rail service.
For the next few months, each ride will cost just $ 1, a promotional rate to get the program started. After that period, prices can soar to $ 2.50 per trip, the Los Angeles Times reported. Passengers can pay for their micro-trip with a Metro TAP card.
Service in the area has already started and rides are available Monday through Sunday from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
– City News Service contributed to this story.