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.