Are you wondering what to give your favorite public transit commuter for a birthday, the holiday or just any day? Well, relax. The ideas are plentiful. Not only are these gifts something that the commuter can use; gift giving in this manner is great advertisement for the public transit system as well as good for the environment. Pre-loaded tap cards can be purchased for as little as five dollars which would allow your gift recipient approximately four free rides*. If you're not a public transit rider or if you don’t know of anyone who uses public transit; no problem, numbers 1, 11 and 13 would be excellent gifts to contribute to women’s and/or homeless shelters. Buy a tap card, tokens or a pass and save someone or yourself some gas.
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Public Transit Style Gifts:
- Bus pass
- Mouse Pad
- Stationery (Note Pads, Pens, Post Cards)
- Tap card pre-loaded with $5 (minimum) to $200 (maximum)**
- Tote Bags
- Toy Buses
- T-shirts (adult/child/pet)
- Water Bottles
- A free subscription to the LA Public Transit Tourism Examiner
Public Transit Store or Gift Locations (Merchandise, etc.):
Big Blue Bus Transit Store, 223 Broadway,
Metro Ticket Centers
Wilshire and La
Check Metro.net for other locations and retailers.
The locations below do not sell merchandise:
Flyaway (for LAX employees only)
LADOT Transit Store
221 E. Walnut St., Ste. 199, Pasadena, CA 91101
City Hall, West Annex,
* Ride value varies based on the public transit system used.
**The tap cards can be insured in case of loss.
Disclaimer: This information is subject to change without notice.
The answers to the trivia questions in the article Public Transit Tourism Trivia are: 11. William H. Taft and 12. Calligraphy
Happy Public Transit Gift Giving!