USC students might receive free rides on the Expo Line during its opening weekend.
Students frustrated with further setbacks to the Expo Line, which will provide rail access to Culver City.
Eighty percent of Southern California voters favor expanding public transportation, a study said.
Construction began on Phase 2 of the Expo Line, which will connect Culver City and Santa Monica by 2015.
The Metro Exposition line will start at 7th and Figueroa Streets and will end in Culver City.
Plans for phase two, which will run from Downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica, were approved by the city on Thursday.