CSULB U-Pass Program to resume today, August 16

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LB-Transit U-Pass

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Starting today, August 16, all California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) students enrolled in the fall semester, and currently employed faculty and staff will be able to ride for free on all Long Beach Transit buses and routes when they swipe their current university identification card in the bus farebox. The ridership boosting program, paid for by CSULB, started in September 2008 and caused ridership increases from 1,200 average daily boardings to over 7,000 daily boardings.

Because of a struggling economy and difficult budget year for both Long Beach Transit and CSULB, the U-PASS program had been scaled back to be in effect during the academic school year only. Free rides for CSULB identification card holders will continue through the fall semester until December 23rd, 2010 and then start up again for the spring semester from January 24th, 2011 through May 27th, 2011.

About Long Beach Transit
Long Beach Transit serves over 29 million boarding customers in Long Beach, Lakewood and Signal Hill—as well as portions of Artesia, Bellflower, Carson, Cerritos, Compton, Hawaiian Gardens, Norwalk, Paramount and Seal Beach—with regular bus and shuttle services including the Passport, AquaBus, and AquaLink. For more information visit the Long Beach Transit website.

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