Long Beach public transportation

Public Invited to Help Improve Pedestrian Access at Transit Stations

Metro Willow Blue Line Photo from the Wikimedia Commons. The public is invited to participate in “Sidewalk Stories,” an interactive show-and-tell presentation that will help put new ideas into motion for improving pedestrian access to transit stations around the City.

Long Beach Transit Seeking to Add 10 Battery-Electric Buses

lb-transit-bus On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, Long Beach Transit released a Request For Proposal (RFP) seeking up to 10 battery-electric buses from a qualified Transit Vehicle Manufacturer (TVM). With the addition of battery-electric buses, over 80 percent of Long Beach Transit’s active revenue fleet will be either hybrid, compressed natural gas or zero-emission battery-electric buses.

LBT Schedule Changes Start Sunday; Water Taxi Season Extended

lb-transit-bus Starting Sunday, August 24, Long Beach Transit service changes will commence. Changes to the transit service include an extension of the popular water taxi system with daily service set to continue through Labor Day. Full service changes are as follows: 

Urban Bike Map Explores Downtown and Local Attractions

downtown-bike-map Celebrating National Bike Month and bike-friendly Long Beach, the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) announces the release of the “Downtown By Bike” urban bike map of Downtown Long Beach and surrounding areas.

Officers Set Up DUI Enforcement Operation on St. Patrick’s Day

long-beach-dui-checkpoint-l Officers from the Long Beach Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will be deploying today, Monday, March 17, 2014, to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign.

Long Beach Transit Issues Detour Information For Sunday During Long Beach Marathon

lb-transit-bus On Sunday, October 13, some Long Beach Transit customers will experience detours and delays due to the Long Beach International City Bank Marathon. Expect detours until 5 p.m. or until street closures are reopened. Race participants who present their runner’s bib with racing numbers may ride Long Beach Transit for free on the day of the Marathon.

Celebrate 50 Years of Bus Travel in Long Beach

Long Beach Transit Long Beach Transit commemorates 50 years of public transportation. Photo from Wiki Media Long Beach Transit will hold a free customer appreciation event to celebrate their 50th anniversary. The event will take place on Friday, March 15, 2013 from 11:00 a.m.

Ride Long Beach Transit for Free on New Year’s Eve

long-beach-transit-bus CSULB U-PASS Free system-wide bus service will be available on Long Beach Transit starting at 5 p.m. for New Year’s Eve. The promotion encourages residents to avoid drinking and driving by taking public transit and comes with the added benefit of not having to find parking when going to local festivities.

So Cal Freeways Have You Tangled? There’s a Map for That!

Freeway map by Peter Hanink A Map of Los Angeles in the Style of the NYC Subway Map by Peter Hanink. According to his profile, Peter Hanink is “a perpetual student, lawyer, writer, and overall nerd” who has “always had a passion for design and cartography.” So, it’s little wonder that when his girlfriend had trouble understanding the local freeway system he came up with an elegant solution that is both functional and beautiful.

Blue Line Service in Long Beach Impacted by Tree Trimming This Weekend

metro blue line in long beach Photo by fredcamino Metro Blue Line service in the Long Beach area along Long Beach Boulevard between 1st Street and Willow Street will not operate between 9 p.m. Friday, July 22 and 4 a.m. Monday July 25 due to City of Long Beach tree trimming maintenance work.

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