Management & Operations

Long Beach (Calif.) keeps transit authority

Posted on August 2, 2005

The city of Long Beach (Calif.) agreed this week to continue providing public transportation services for the next nine years.

The City Council and Long Beach Transit approved a deal that will keep the city’s bus company under municipal authority, synchronizing the contract with three-year financing cycles used by Los Angeles County and the state.

Agreements have been signed once a decade since the autonomous bus company was formed in 1963. The contract is overseen by the city’s Public Works Department.

Long Beach Transit operates 38 bus routes, a shuttle service and water taxis.

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