Traveling in Los Angeles is not a fuss,
if everyone rides Metro Rail or Metro Bus.
Going with a friend, you can’t say no,
Since Metro is the way to go!
The county is connected
via public transportation.
Together, we are one big nation.
When we take transit everywhere,
We feel courageous, like a bear.
It’s always exciting
to soar over the traffic
that is causing all of the havoc.
Passengers wait for the train to arrive,
after a work day from nine to five.
Surfing the internet or reading a book,
then into the distance, they all look.
For only a dollar seventy-five,
you don’t have to drive.
To request a stop while riding the bus, simply pull the cord.
But for heaven’s sake, please don’t pull it if you are bored!
A public transit enthusiast like me,
would always use transit to get from Point A to Point B.
I definitely feel positive and free,
when I am not the one who’s driving, you see.
From skyline to sea,
or from SFV to SGV,
people all know
that Metro is the way to go!
Kenny Uong is an avid transit rider and transit advocate who is currently an Urban Studies and Planning Major at Cal State Northridge. Having grown up in a household that relied on public transit to get around the region and seeing firsthand how unreliable transit service negatively affects riders, he strives to help improve it in the near future. Kenny originally published this poem in 2016.