Long Beach Transit offers free bus service on New Year’s Eve

Free system-wide bus service will be available on Long Beach Transit (LBT) starting at 5pm this New Year’s Eve. The promotion encourages residents to take public transit to and from festivities in Long Beach to avoid drinking and driving.
This free service was made available in part by the Downtown Long Beach Associates in promotion of the New Year’s Eve events happening in downtown Long Beach.
The events include a family-friendly celebration, fireworks display and live music at Rainbow Harbor, as well as a street party on Pine Avenue and Broadway that ends at 2am.
“We want everyone to enjoy a fun and safe celebration, so let us be your designated driver for the night. Leave your car at home, avoid parking and ring in the new year,” said Robyn Gordon-Peterson, Long Beach Transit’s chief operating officer and senior vice president.
In addition to free boarding on regular routes leaving the First Street Transit Gallery through 12:30am, free extended evening service will be available on New Year’s Eve to accommodate anticipated high demand in downtown Long Beach. The last buses running extended service will leave the Transit Gallery, located on 1st Street between Pine Avenue and Long Beach Boulevard in downtown Long Beach, at 1:30am and 2:30am.
Bus routes during the extended service hours will be abbreviated and outbound only, so residents are encouraged to plan their trip early by calling LBT’s customer-service team at (562) 591-2301 (on Mondays through Fridays from 7am to 6pm, Saturdays from 8am to 3pm), or by visiting the Transit & Visitor Information Center.
Transit assistance from a live person will be available in downtown Long Beach during the New Year’s Eve festivities and regular route information is available at lbtransit.com .
Trips at 1:30am and 2:30am will leave the First Street Transit Gallery at the following shelters:
Shelter B
Route 46: To Anaheim at PCH
Route 181: To Wardlow Station via Magnolia
Shelter C
Route 111: To Lakewood at Del Amo via Broadway
Route 191: To Del Amo at Lakewood via Santa Fe
Shelter E
Route 94: To Bellflower at Stearns via 7th/CSULB
Shelter F
Route 173: To LB Towne Center via Atherton/CSULB
Shelter G
Route 61: To Atlantic at Del Amo
Shelter H
Route 21: To Cherry at Del Amo
Route 121: To Alamitos Bay Landing (Not CSULB)
Route 151: To Colorado Lagoon via 4th

Source: LBT

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