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Ticket to Ride: Find Out How You Can Get Involved with LA Public Transit

Posted on 06/07/18 by Joy Hepp, AARP Blog Author

While everyone is affected by transportation in Los Angeles, this issue is particularly important for our members who are experiencing changes in their mobility options, or who would like to incorporate public transportation into their daily life.

 That is why we’re thrilled to share some great upcoming options for members who would like to get involved locally.

AARP California is working with elected officials, policymakers, community leaders, planners, and local residents in Los Angeles and in communities across the state to help them become more livable  for people of all ages.  To assist our efforts, we are putting together a volunteer action team that will inform our advocacy efforts as we identify opportunities to fix sidewalks and potholes in  neighborhoods, weighing in on big Metro project plans, and sharing the latest news about Measure M’s implementation.  Please CLICK HERE to sign up.

Additionally, we will be participating in CicLAvia: The Valley, a unique event that provides the community with temporarily car-free streets for biking, running, walking, rolling, or even dancing through Los Angeles. Explore parts of the San Fernando Valley like you never have before. AARP  will be giving free rides in our pedicabs, with pickup and drop off sites spread throughout the route. You can also join us at our Classic Play Zone at the Panorama City Hub, where you’ll enjoy the sights and sounds of CicLAvia: The Valley all while playing your favorite classic board games! CLICK HERE to learn more.

Finally, we would like to make you aware of Metro’s  upcoming On the Move Riders Program activities:

Raised on Records Concert Series

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 10am to 12pm

Promenade Square Park in Long Beach

(by Metro Blue Line 1st Street Station)

On the Move Riders Program and Metro Arts presents Raised on Records Concert Series, concerts to encourage the 50-plus to consider public transit for their transportation needs and provide them with transit-oriented resources.

Raised on Records Concert Series will kick off in the City of Long Beach at the Promenade Square Park (Metro Blue Line 1st Street Station). The event will include a live performance by the Dave Stuckey & The Hot Gang (1920’s & 1930’s Jazz/Swing), fun lawn games, an educational transit presentation, transit-oriented resources, and many free giveaways.

Attendees can bring their own food and drinks (alcohol will not be permitted). Chairs will be available.

For more information or to RSVP, please call 213-922-2002 or email at onthemove@metro.net. To plan your trip, use our trip planner at metro.net or call 323.GO.METRO. Event is accessible by Metro rail.

 

Metro’s Older Adult Transportation Pop-Up

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

14040 San Antonio Drive, Norwalk

Presentation will begin promptly at 1:30 pm

Come learn everything there is to know about using public transportation. Programming will include services geared to older adults.

Older Adult Transportation Expo

Friday, October 26

Conference Center at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles

For more information or to RSVP for any of the On the Move Riders Program events, contact Lilly Ortiz at

213.922.2002 or email at ortizl@metro.net.

We look forward to seeing you at one of these or additional upcoming events including concerts, tech workshops, movie screenings and more!

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