Metro and its partner Via are switching up its Mobility on Demand program to account for the COVID-19 outbreak, the agency announced yesterday

As of March 25, the MOD program has been expanded to allow for essential trips to grocery stores, pharmacies, and medical centers.  Via will now provide round trips anywhere in its three service zones, not just to transit stations.

Shared rides are being temporarily discontinued to support social distancing, though riders are allowed to bring one passenger.  Drivers are required to clean their vehicles before and during their shifts.  Starting on March 27, Via will also add service to location located outside of the three zones, as detailed below.

Compton Zone

  • St. Francis Medical Center
  • Nickerson Gardens Housing Project
  • Walmart Neighborhood Market at Del Amo and Avalon
  • Food for Less on Cherry Avenue and South Street
  • Food for Less and Target on Cherry Avenue and the 91 Freeway
  • Smart and Final on Del Amo and Susana Road
  • Vons and Vons Pharmacy on California and 45th Street
  • Trader Joes on San Antonio and Long Beach Boulevard
  • The CVS on Atlantic Ave & E 46th St
  • The Aldi on Atlantic Ave & E 46th St
  • Smart & Final on Atlantic Ave & E 45th St
  • Rite Aid on Atlantic Ave

North Hollywood Zone

  • Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center
  • CVS on Oxnard and Lankershim
  • Superior Grocers on Lankershim and Erwin
  • Jon’s International Marketplace on Magnolia and Laurel Canyon
  • Food for Less on Lankershim and Strathern
  • Trader Joe’s on Riverside and Talofa
  • Kaiser on Lankershim and Sherman Way

El Monte Zone

  • Kindred Hospital Baldwin Park
  • Walmart Supercenter on Rush and Walnut Grove
  • Hoa Binh Rosemead Supermarket
  • San Gabriel Superstore
  • Good Fortune Superstore
  • Albertsons on Live Oak Avenue and Tyler
  • CVS on Garvey Ave
  • Walgreens on San Gabriel Blvd
  • CVS on Puente Ave

Via will continue to operate between 6 am and midnight on weekdays.  Weekend service will begin in April and operate between 8 am and 10 pm.

For information on how to use Via, click here.