CTA to offer free train and bus rides on New Year's Eve

Alicia Cross
December 30, 2017

Jessica Stammer, marketing specialist for Metro, said the Transit and Parking Commission gave the OK to the city and Metro to cover the costs of the free service on New Year's Eve.

Considering how cold it's supposed to be on New Year's Eve in Madison, one of the best ways to get to your party place could be a free ride on a Metro Transit bus. Metro will operate enhanced rail service for the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena.

"We want everyone to have a fantastic night; however, the most important decision you can make this holiday - or any day for that matter - is to not drink and drive", said Sheriff Daron Hall.

This is the 35th year the sheriff's office has offered sober rides. They know the community.

The free rides are good from 9 p.m.to 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31.

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As downtown Phoenix continues to flourish thousands of people are expected to attend New Year's Eve events in the heart of the city. A regular valid fare will be required on Sound Transit Express buses.

The Seattle Streetcar will operate until 1 a.m.

The county says Metro routes with added service will include 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 14, 24, 32, 36, 40, 41, 62, 65, 70, 101, 106, 120, 124, 150, 255, RapidRide A, B, C, D and E Lines, and ST 550, ST 554. Fareboxes and ORCA card readers will be covered to remind riders not to pay.

The routes will be on Sunday/holiday schedules on Sunday and Monday.

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