Long Beach transportation

CSULB Joins Federal Partnership to Explore Transportation issues

710 maintence The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently awarded the Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) a major federal award to look at transportation issues throughout the southwestern United States and find ways in which educational opportunities can improve them.

Long Beach Airport Advises F-18 Aircraft Operations in Area

A U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet - Photo from Wikipedia. A U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet – Photo from Wikipedia. Six U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 aircraft will be conducting training operations at Long Beach Airport Friday, November 7, 2014 through Wednesday, November 12, 2014.

Metro Plans Four Weekend Blue Line Station Closures

Metro Willow Blue Line Photo from the Wikimedia Commons. To continue the $1.2 billion overhaul of the Metro Blue Line, the region’s oldest light rail system, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) plans four weekend closures that will affect travelers to Long Beach.

Long Beach Uses Metro Downtime for Downtown Beautification Project

Metro Willow Blue Line Photo from the Wikimedia Commons. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) took advantage of Metro Blue Line station temporary closures in Downtown Long Beach to perform ground maintenance. Metro began a major renovation project in the area Sept.

13 New Commissioners Chosen By Mayor Garcia to Serve on Various Commissions

lbcityseal-900x600 Mayor Robert Garcia will appoint a slate of 13 new commissioners to five commissions this month – the Planning Commission, The Long Beach Transportation Company Board of Directors, the Airport Advisory Commission, the Marine Advisory Commission, and the Long Beach Community Investment Company.

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.

Residents Invited to WalkForth Event and Help Make Long Beach More Pedestrian-Friendly

walking-sidewalk The public is invited to WalkForth, an interactive event that will exhibit proposed improvement concepts that could be incorporated at Metro stations around the City.  The demonstration will include mid-block crossings, curb extensions, landscaped medians, green alleys and more for community input on Friday, September 19, at 11:00 am, on Fourth Street between Long Beach Boulevard and Alamitos Avenue.

For The Child in Need of Volunteers For Child Abuse Response Team

for-the-child Do you have a desire to help children and their families at a time of great vulnerability and confusion for them? For The Child, a child abuse prevention and intervention agency is seeking volunteers for one of its most important services: its Child Abuse Response Team (CART).

Final 4th & 7th Street Visioning Workshops to Be Held Saturday

4th St and 7th St Visioning Workshops Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal invites residents and businesses along 4th Street and 7th Street to attend the 3rd and final visioning workshop planned for each corridor on Saturday, September 20th. Stakeholders will hear recommendations from urban design architects RSAUD/UTILE based on their feedback from two prior workshops.

Beach Babe Bicycling Classic Rolls Again Sunday, July 13

beach-babe-bicycle-classic When southern California’s favorite all-female biking event, the Beach Babe Bicycling Classic once again takes to the streets, women can also take heart! The ride’s organizer, Noble Pursuit, has formed a dream team with the Center for Women’s Cardiac Health & Research, part of the MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Long Beach Memorial, to promote awareness of heart disease as the leading health concern for women.

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