Downtown visitors benefit from changes to LBT’s Passport

Long Beach Transit has changed its Passport service in downtown Long Beach to provide a limited-time free shuttle service to CSULB.
The Pine Avenue Link route, serving Pine Avenue, Shoreline Drive, Pine Avenue Circle and the Aquarium of the Pacific has combined with the Passport C route that serves the Queen Mary. Downtown visitors will enjoy more frequent service, with 8 to 10 minutes between Passport shuttle arrivals at each stop.
Friday and Saturday schedules will have an increased frequency of service and run as late as 1 a.m. The consolidated route will continue to be recognized as Passport C.
Long Beach Transit’s full downtown shuttle service is now recognized as the Passport, with four lines serving the following areas: Passport A—Belmont Shore; Passport B—Village Tour: East Village & West Gateway; Passport C—Pine Avenue / Queen Mary; Passport D—CSULB / Los Altos.
All Passports serving downtown west of Alamitos will remain free and the schedules and routes for Passport A, B and D will remain unchanged.
“Combining these routes has enabled our organization to improve service to our customers,” said president and CEO Larry Jackson. “These changes allow for better connection to downtown’s parking structures and main attractions.”
New stops have also been added to Shoreline Drive next to the Pike and aquarium parking lots, as well as on 5th Street at City Place adjacent to Wal-Mart. Each new stop features TranSmart signage, a state-of-the-art technology that tracks LBT’s bus locations and reports on an LCD display when the bus is coming.
For more information, visit www.lbtransit.com.

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