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March 27, 2014

Long Beach Transit, BYD mutually terminate electric bus contract

The FTA had earlier notified LBT that BYD submitted an invalid DBE certification during the procurement process leading to the original April 29, 2013 agreement, and that the contract between LBT and BYD Motors Inc. was therefore not eligible for federal funding.


August 22, 2013

New Long Beach Transit chief takes the helm

With more than 25 years of experience working in the industry, Kenneth McDonald said he applied for the position because of all the good things he had heard about the transit system.


June 25, 2013

Long Beach Transit appoints new president/CEO

Kenneth McDonald brings over 25 years of transit experience, currently serving as the Assistant VP, Transit and Rail Systems with Parsons Brinckerhoff International, where he oversees transit programs and projects throughout the U.S. and Canada.


June 17, 2013

Long Beach Transit's Jackson retires

Brought about several initiatives, including a Dial-A-Lift service, the development and renovation of the First Street Transit Mall, and the AquaLink and AquaBus water taxis.


April 29, 2013

Long Beach Transit adds Rotary Lifts

The order includes 11 60,000-lb. capacity two-piston models and one three-piston version rated at 90,000 lbs. Peterson Hydraulics will also lay an epoxy-coated floor with the new lifts.


March 25, 2013

Long Beach Transit to buy BYD all-electric buses

Board of directors voted to award a $12.1 million contract to purchase 10 all-electric buses and charging equipment to BYD Motors Inc. a U.S. subsidiary of BYD Co. Ltd., a Chinese firm. The contract is funded mainly with a federal TIGGER grant.


September 7, 2012

Calif.’s Long Beach Transit unveils CNG buses

The first fleet of about 64 CNG buses will complement the agency's fleet of hybrid electric-gasoline 40-foot buses and replace its smaller diesel buses.


July 19, 2012

Long Beach Transit chief receives top APTA award

Laurence (Larry) W. Jackson, in his fortieth year as a leader and innovator at the Calif.-based transit system, was named the “Outstanding Public Transportation Manager” for 2012.


April 4, 2012

L.A. County agencies hold joint roadeo

Forty-eight contestants endured what was called Southern California’s worst winter rain storm to take on the challenge of maneuvering 40-foot buses through the Roadeo course set at Gardena Municipal Bus Line’s new state of the art transit facility.


May 9, 2011

Calif. university to suspend summer U-PASS service

Service allows students, faculty and staff to ride Long Beach Transit or Passport shuttles for free by swiping their ID cards. California State University, Long Beach officials are confident the service will return in the fall.


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