For an outing to L.A. on Sunday to the L.A. County Museum of Art, I used four types of public transit — a personal best, not that I was keeping track:
* Locomotive (i.e., Metrolink, to get from Claremont to Union Station)
* Subway (i.e., the Purple Line, to get from Union Station to Wilshire and Western)
* Bus (i.e., Metro Rapid, to get from Wilshire and Western to Wilshire and Fairfax, LACMA’s location)
* Light rail (i.e., the Gold Line, to get from Union Station to Little Tokyo for lunch)
The whole thing cost $11, with my $11 Metrolink ticket acting as an all-day pass for subway, light rail and bus, and of course I avoided parking fees.
The Metro Rapid bus is a wonder, by the way: The bus stops are stylish, the bus arrives every 10 minutes, it barrels along with very few stops and, as I said, it was free with my Metrolink ticket. It was my first time but I’ll ride it again.