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Long Beach Transit serves over 28.6 million boarding customers in Long Beach, Lakewood and Signal Hill—as well as portions of Artesia, Bellflower, Carson, Cerritos, Compton, Hawaiian Gardens, Los Alamitos, Norwalk, and Paramount and Seal Beach. Water taxi services via AquaBus and AquaLink are available summer through early fall. For more information visit www.lbtransit.com.
Long Beach Transit Service Changes Effective February 8, 2015
TAP Fare Payment System and LBT Paper Passes
LBT will no longer sell paper bus passes at the Transit and Visitor Information Center at 130 E 1st Street and other retail locations. Passes will continue to be sold at those locations, however, they will be electronically loaded to durable, reusable TAP cards. TAP allows for quicker and easier bus boardings and a more streamlined public transit experience among TAP-enabled L.A. County transit agencies. Customers are encouraged to obtain a TAP card as soon as possible for a smooth transition to the new system. Customers with disabilities, students and seniors are required to apply for a Reduced Fare TAP card to continue to purchase Reduced Fare LBT bus passes. A list of where TAP cards and/or applications can be obtained is available on www.lbtransit.com, www.taptogo.net or by calling LBT at (562) 591-2301 or TAP at (866) TAPTOGO. Paper Day Passes and paper 5-Day passes will continue to be sold aboard all LBT buses. LBT paper passes purchased prior to February 8, 2015 will continue to be honored on LBT buses.
Pennies will no longer be accepted in fareboxes on LBT buses. In coordination with TAP, this will improve service quality, including boarding and exiting speeds. Nickels, dimes, quarters, dollar coins, tokens and bills will still be accepted.
Amtrak buses will have better connectivity to Long Beach Transit buses and other regional providers in downtown Long Beach. Amtrak buses will pick up customers on the First Street Transit Gallery at Shelter “A” on 1st Street between Pine Avenue and Long Beach Boulevard. Amtrak will no longer serve the bus stop on 6th Street and Long Beach Blvd. For schedule and ticket information call 1-800-USA-RAIL, (800) 872-7245, or visit www.amtrak.com.
The Passport continues to be on detour due to the Pine Avenue Improvement Project by the City of Long Beach. The current detour has the Passport traveling along Pacific Ave. and Long Beach Blvd. instead of Pine Ave. north of Ocean. The bus stops on Pine between 1st St. and Ocean will be closed during the detour. For northbound trips, customers should use the stop on Pacific at Ocean. For southbound trips, customers should use the temporary stop on the south side of Ocean at Pacific. This detour can change at any time.
Long Beach Transit Service Changes
Metro Blue Line
Metro Blue Line Transit Upgrades
After 23 years of service transporting riders between Long Beach and Downtown Los Angeles, the Metro Blue Line is getting a well-deserved $1.2 billion dollar overhaul.
Continuing efforts to improve the Blue Line will now take place at Willow and Wardlow Stations starting Monday, January 19th, with no disruption to train service on weekdays. Metro will close these two stations for four continuous weekends only starting with:
- Friday 1/23 – Monday 1/26
- Friday 1/30 – Monday 2/2
- Friday 2/6 – Monday 2/9, and
- Friday 2/13 – Monday 2/16
- Friday 1/30 – Monday 2/2
- Friday 2/6 – Monday 2/9
- Friday 2/13 – Monday 2/16, and
- Friday 2/20 – Monday 2/23
Willow/Wardlow Station Closures
Blue Line Improvements & Schedule Changes
Ride Free in Downtown Long Beach
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