Long Beach Transit adjusts routes and rates

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Following the review of extensive public outreach, the Long Beach Transit Board of Directors approved changes to routes 61, 62, 63, 66 (Atlantic Avenue), 7 (Orange Avenue), 181/182 (Magnolia/Pacific Avenue) and Passports B & D. These changes, which took effect on Sunday, will work to improve transit transfers, access to downtown Long Beach and address changing demand in Long Beach.

Other schedule changes will impact passengers on routes 21, 22, 23, 51, 52, 91, 92, 93, 94, 96, 131, 171, 191, 192, 193 and Passport C. Shelter assignments have also changed for routes serving the downtown Long Beach Transit Mall.

In addition to service changes, Long Beach Transit’s second phase of a two-step fare adjustment went into effect on Sunday. These fare adjustments, approved by the Long Beach Transit Board of Directors in January 2009, will help to partially make up for cuts in state funding. Downtown Passport service will remain free. New Regular Long Beach Transit fares are listed below.

  • Regular Cash: $1.25
  • Day Pass: $4
  • 5-Day Pass: $18
  • 30-Day Pass: $65
  • Student 30-Day Pass: $40
  • Interagency Transfer: $ 0.50

Discounted and reduced fare (Senior, Disabled & Medicare) customers must show valid I.D. at time of boarding. Legally blind and wheelchair passengers will continue to ride free of charge. Dial-A-Lift fares are unchanged at $2.

  • Reduced Fare Cash: $0.60
  • Reduced Fare Day Pass: $2.50
  • Reduced Fare 5-Day Pass: $9
  • Reduced Fare 30-Day Pass:$24

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.

Detailed maps of the service changes can be found at www.lbtransit.com or by calling 562-591-2301.

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