Changes to Long Beach Transit Service Begin Sunday
2016-02-05 · By Editor
Commencing Sunday, February 7, Long Beach Transit service changes will commence.
The Passport route will remain unchanged south of Ocean Boulevard. However, it will now travel east on Ocean Boulevard, north on Elm Street, west on 4th Street, south on Long Beach Boulevard, west on 3rd Street, south on Pacific Avenue, east on Ocean Boulevard and south on Pine Avenue to continue the established route. The Passport route will no longer travel on Pine Avenue or north of 4th Street. The redesigned route will better serve popular destinations in the downtown business districts including the East Village Arts District. The first hour of Passport service in the morning and the last hour of service in the evening have been reduced seven days per week from 30 to 60 minutes due to low demand.
Routes 45/46: Westbound weekday and Sunday service after 11:03 p.m. and eastbound weekday and Sunday service after 11:35 p.m. have been reduced from 30 to 60 minutes due to low demand. The last two westbound trips on weekdays have been adjusted slightly to better connect with the southbound Route 111 on Anaheim Street at Ximeno Avenue.
Route 61: An additional southbound trip on weekdays leaving Artesia Station around 7:25 a.m. has been added due to high demand.
Routes 71/72: The last two weekend northbound and southbound trips have been eliminated due to low demand. The weekday and weekend service span will now match.
Routes 91/92/93/94/96 (combined): Westbound service on weekdays from CSULB will improve from 10 to 8 minutes between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. due to high demand.
Routes 102/104: The westbound trip from Spring Street at Palo Verde Avenue at 3:24 p.m. has been adjusted to 3:34 p.m. to better meet student schedules.
Routes 111/112: The northbound weekday trips leaving the Transit Gallery at 2:15 p.m. (Route 111) and 2:30 p.m. (Route 112) will leave five minutes later to better serve student dismissal times at Wilson and Beach high schools. The last two southbound weekday Route 111 trips have been adjusted to improve connections with the westbound Route 46 on Ximeno Avenue at Anaheim Street.
Route 121: An additional bus has been added on weekdays due to high demand. The added bus will improve service from 20 minutes to 16-18 minutes. Westbound Route 121 trips will now depart from Shelter B in the Transit Gallery instead of Shelter D and eastbound Route 121 trips will still depart from Shelter H.
Route 131: The first southbound weekday trip at 4:35 a.m. and the 7:35 p.m. trip from Wardlow Station have been eliminated due to low demand. The southbound 6:50 p.m. trip has been changed to 7:05 p.m. to improve operations. The first weekend northbound bus departing Electric Avenue at Main Street will depart at 6:38 a.m. instead of 6:33 a.m. to improve connections.
Route 151: The eastbound 6:05 a.m. weekday trip departing the Transit Gallery has been eliminated due to low demand. Westbound Route 151 trips will now depart from Shelter B on the Transit Gallery instead of Shelter D and eastbound Route 151 trips will still depart from Shelter H.
Route 171: A westbound weekday trip has been added from CSULB between 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. due to high demand. The last eastbound weekday trip leaving Technology Park at 10:25 p.m. and the last westbound 171 weekday trip leaving CSULB at 11:32 p.m. have been eliminated due to low demand. The last westbound Route 171 trip from CSULB will now be served by the last southbound Route 173 trip at 11:56 p.m.
Routes 172/173/174: The weekday northbound Route 172 trip ending at Los Cerritos Center at 6:48 a.m. has been extended and will now go to Norwalk Station arriving at 7:05 a.m. Weekday southbound Route 172 trips departing from Los Cerritos Center at 7:31 a.m. and 8:37 a.m. have been extended to start from Norwalk Station at 7:13 a.m. and 8:20 a.m., replacing the Route 173 short trip at 8:40 a.m. from Norwalk Station to Los Cerritos Center. The last weekday westbound Route 173 trip leaving Norwalk Station at 11:08 p.m. will now deviate to CSULB and arrive on campus at 11:56 p.m. heading for downtown Long Beach.
Route 176: The southbound 7:22 a.m. trip from Lakewood Boulevard at Hardwick Street has been eliminated due to low demand and will now start from PCH at Cherry Avenue at 7:56 a.m.
Routes 181/182: The first weekday northbound Route 181 trip at 4:55 a.m. and the first northbound Route 182 trip at 5:15 a.m. have been eliminated due to low demand. The first Saturday and Sunday southbound trips on Route 181 will now depart from Wardlow Station at 5:15 a.m. instead of Magnolia Avenue at Anaheim Street at 5:26 a.m.
Route 191: The first weekday northbound trip from Del Amo Boulevard at Long Beach Boulevard at 4:34 a.m. has been eliminated due to low demand.
Detailed information is available by calling 562-591-2301, by visiting www.lbtransit.com, or by obtaining a copy of the updated Transit Guide.
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