Long Beach Transit Provides Special Service Routes for Grand Prix

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With the much anticipated 38th Annual Toyota Grand Prix back in town, Long Beach Transit will be making a few key service adjustments for April 12-15, 2012 to accommodate locals and tourists. Due to race course detours and an influx of bus passengers leading up to and on race weekend, Long Beach Transit is announcing the following temporary route changes.

Passports A & D April 13-15: Larger 40-foot coaches will replace Passport A & D buses to transport more passengers in comfort. Buses will operate between the Traffic Circle, CSULB, Belmont Shore/ Naples and Marina Drive to the Grand Prix gates downtown. Buses will bypass the Passport Center on Pine Ave. (between 1st St. and Ocean Blvd.). Bus boardings are available along Ocean Blvd.

Passport A April 13-15: Buses will serve Alamitos Bay Landing with a temporary stop located north of the Marina Drive Bridge.

Passport B April 12 only: Buses will run on Pacific Ave. from 1st St. to 3rd St.

Passport C April 12 only: Buses will run on Pacific Ave. from Broadway to 4th St.

Passport C April 13-15: Buses will operate between Queen Mary, Shoreline Village and Pine Ave. to 8th St. A temporary bus stop will be located on 1st St. next to L’Opera restaurant. Service on Pine Ave. south of Ocean Blvd. (Pike, Aquarium, Convention Center), will not be available.

AquaBus April 14-15: The boats will be running special service during race weekend from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with service at the following docks: Queen Mary, Hotel Maya, Dock 7 at Pine Circle and Dock 9 at Shoreline Village. Fare is $1 from one stop to the other.

Detailed information is available by calling 562-591-2301 or by viewing detour maps at www.lbtransit.com. Long Beach Transit representatives will also be available in-person to assist with travel planning at the Transit and Visitor Information Center at 130 E 1st Street and in the Expo at the Grand Prix.

About Long Beach Transit
Long Beach Transit serves 27.8 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. Water Taxi service is available during the summer months on the AquaBus and AquaLink. For more information visit www.lbtransit.com.


One Response to “Long Beach Transit Provides Special Service Routes for Grand Prix”
  1. Great way to avoid traffic hassles especially if you’ve been drinking!