Long Beach Transit

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Long Beach Transit logo.jpg
Area served Long Beach, California
Founded 1963
Number of routes 35

Long Beach Transit (LBT) is a transit agency providing bus, ferry, and dial-a-ride service in southern Los Angeles County, with its focus on the cities of Signal Hill and Long Beach. The agency's routes also extend into Artesia, Bellflower, Carson, Cerritos, Compton, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Los Alamitos, Paramount, and Seal Beach.

History

Long Beach Transit (originally known as the Long Beach Public Transportation Company) was formed in 1963, as a municipal takeover of bus routes operated by the private company National City Lines. In the 1960s, LBT bought new buses to replace the older models previously operated by NCL, including several ex-London Transport double-decker buses for tourist service, and was also the first transit agency to take delivery of the RTS bus in 1977. LBT was the first major bus system in the United States to offer dial-a-ride paratransit for the disabled, with LBT's "Dial-A-Lift" service starting in 1976.

In 1982, as part of a downtown renewal effort, the City of Long Beach opened the Long Beach Transit Mall, on 1st Street between Long Beach Boulevard and Pacific Avenue. This two-block section of 1st Street was restricted to buses and pedestrians only, and it was expanded to include Metro Rail service in 1992 with the completion of the LACMTA Blue Line.

Growing ridership in the 1990s, as well as the development associated with Long Beach's "Downtown Renaissance", saw the introduction of LBT's "Passport" routes. Originally using 10 Orion II minibuses, the Passport system now covers many parts of Long Beach and operates using 30 Chance Opus vehicles. LBT also inaugurated ferry service on Long Beach's harbor, using the 40-passenger "AquaBus" and 70-passenger "AquaLink" vessels. More downtown shuttles, such as the "Village Tour D'Art" and the "Pine Avenue Link" were introduced in the early 2000s.

To keep up with increased demand, LBT bought 13 New Flyer D60LF articulated buses in 2002. The agency also began to order New Flyer GE40LF (nicknamed "E-Power") gasoline-electric hybrid buses in 2004, with subsequent orders in 2005 and 2007. LBT also closed part of the Transit Mall in 2008 for construction of the new LBT Information Center.

Routes

Maps/Schedules

All routes are wheelchair accessible (as LBT has no non-accessible buses.)

  • 1 Easy
  • 21 Cherry
  • 22 Downey
  • 45 Anaheim Crosstown
  • 46 Anaheim (to Downtown)
  • 51 Long Beach (to Artesia Station)
  • 52 Long Beach (to Artesia Boulevard)
  • 61 Atlantic (to Artesia Station)
  • 71 Orange to Artesia/Atlantic
  • 72 Orange to Garfield/Rosecrans
  • 81 10th Street (to CSULB)
  • 91 7th Street/Bellflower
  • 92 7th Street/Woodruff
  • 93 7th Street/Clark
  • 94 7th Street (to Los Altos)
  • 96 7th Street ZAP
  • 101 Carson/Centralia
  • 102 Willow/Spring to Norwalk
  • 103 Carson (to Lakewood Mall)
  • 104 Willow/Spring to Long Beach Airport
  • 111 Broadway/Lakewood
  • 112 Broadway/Clark
  • 121 Ocean/Belmont Shore/CSULB/PCH at Ximeno
  • 131 Redondo (to Seal Beach)
  • 151 4th Street
  • 171 Pacific Coast Highway (to Seal Beach)
  • 172 Pacific Coast Highway/Palo Verde (to Norwalk Station)
  • 173 Pacific Coast Highway/Studebaker (to Norwalk Station)
  • 174 Pacific Coast Highway (to Ximeno)
  • 176 ZAP - PCH/LBCC/Lakewood Mall
  • 181 Magnolia/4th Street
  • 182 Pacific/4th Street
  • 191 Santa Fe/Del Amo
  • 192 Santa Fe/South

Passport routes

These routes, provided by LBT free of charge in downtown Long Beach, use a dedicated fleet of buses.

  • Passport - Downtown Long Beach/Queen Mary

AquaBus/AquaLink

Fares

Current

Facilities

Garage/Offices

  • Address: 1963 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach, CA 90813-3907
  • Phone:
    • Customer Relations/Switchboard: 562-591-8753
    • Transit Information: 562-591-2301

Transit Information Center

  • Address: 130 E. 1st St., Long Beach, CA

Fleet roster

Active

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1201 2011 Gillig BRT CNG 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport ISL G ZF 6HP594C
  • First CNG-powered Gillig BRT buses built
  • Pilot bus
1202-1233 Long Beach Transit 1203-a.jpg 2012 Gillig BRT CNG 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport ISL G ZF 6HP594C
1301-1331 2012 Gillig BRT CNG 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport ISL G ZF 6HP594C
1501-1513 2015 NFI XN60 Cummins Westport ISL G ZF EcoLife
  • 2014 models.
1601-1610 2016 BYD K9
1521-1528 2015 Gillig BRT CNG 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport ISL G ZF EcoLife
1801-1840 Long Beach Transit 1834.jpeg 2017-18 NFI XN40 Cummins Westport ISL G NZ ZF EcoLife
  • 1801 is a 2017 New Flyer XN40 demo unit.
  • Currently being delivered.
  • Includes options for 89 buses until 2021.[1]
2000 2000 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
  • Used for charters and special events.
2201-2239 Long Beach Transit 2210-a.jpg 2002 NFI D40LF Cummins ISC ZF 5HP592C
  • 2229 & 2237 are retired.
  • 14 units are active and 12 are in the reserve fleet
2401-2427 Long Beach Transit 2424a.jpg 2005 NFI GE40LF Ford Triton V10 ISE TB40-HG
hybrid system
  • 2401 is retired.
2501-2520 Long Beach Transit 2507-a.jpg 2005 NFI GE40LF Ford Triton V10 ISE TB40-HG
hybrid system
2521-2522 Long Beach Transit 2521-a.jpg 2005 NFI GE40LF Ford Triton V10 ISE TB40-HG
hybrid system
2701-2715 Long Beach Transit 2709a.jpg 2007 NFI GE40LF Ford Triton V10 ISE TB40-HG
hybrid system
2901-2925 Long Beach Transit 2918-a.jpg 2008-2009 NFI GE40LFA Ford Triton V10 ISE TB40-HG
hybrid system

Retired

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
101-110 1991 OBI Orion II
(02.501)
General Motors 350 Allison AT-545 Used on AquaLink & The Passport.
111-115 1992 OBI Orion II
(02.501)
General Motors 350 Allison AT-545
  • 1991 models.
  • Used on AquaLink & The Passport.
116-120 1996 OBI Orion II CNG
(02.501)
Cummins B5.9G Allison AT-545 Used on AquaLink & The Passport.
121-124 1992 OBI Orion II
(02.501)
Allison AT-545
  • Ex-?
  • Used on AquaLink & The Passport.
125-128 1998 OBI Orion II
(02.501)
Cummins 6BTA5.9 Allison AT-545 Used on AquaLink & The Passport.
129-130 1990 OBI Orion II
(02.501)
Allison AT-545
144-147 1973 GMC TDH-3302A GMC 478 Toro-Flow II Torqmatic
2001-2018 Long Beach Transit 2005-a.jpg 2000 NFI D40LF Cummins ISC ZF 5HP590
  • Retired in summer 2018
2101-2130 Long Beach Transit 2115-a.jpg 2001 Chance Opus Cummins ISB Allison B300R Used on Passport routes (A to D) until August 26, 2012.[3]
2301-2313 Long Beach Transit 2305-a.jpg 2002 NFI D60LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR ZF 5HP602C
  • Used on routes 51, 101, 102, 103, and 104
  • Retired in 2015.
3501-3525 1979 GMC RTS-03
(T7H-603)
Detroit Diesel 8V71T Allison V730 3508, 3507, 3524, 3522, 3520 & 3518 to Kitsap Transit 824-829.
4101 1965 GMC SDM-4502 Detroit Diesel 6V71N 4-speed manual
4201-4215 1975 GMC T6H-4523A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
4401-4451 1981 GMC RTS-04
(T8J-604)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
4452-4476 1983 GMC RTS-04
(T8J-604)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730 1984 models.
4477 1985 GMC RTS-04
(T8J-604)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
4478-4491 1987 GMC RTS-06
(T8J-606)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730 1986 models.
4500 1965 GMC SDM-4502 Detroit Diesel 6V71N 4-speed manual
4516-4530 1963 GMC TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
4531-4556 1965 GMC TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH 4547 to CyRide 870.
4557-4561 1966 GMC TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
4562-4576 1968 GMC T6H-4521 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison 4565 & 4574 to CyRide 869 & 872.
4577-4581 1969 GMC T6H-4521A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
4582-4601 1970 GMC T6H-4521A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
4602-4606 1972 GMC T6H-4523A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
4701-4715 1977 GMC RTS-01
(TH-8201)
Detroit Diesel 8V71T Allison V730 First production RTS buses to be manufactured.
4716-4725 1979 GMC RTS-03
(T8H-203)
Detroit Diesel 8V71T Allison V730
5101-5110 1963 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH 5110 to CyRide 884.
5111-5125 1964 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
5126-5130 1967 GMC TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
8901-8917 1989 TMC RTS-06
(T80-606)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison VR731
8918-8927 1989 TMC RTS-06
(T80-206)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison VR731 8918-8925 were originally numbered 8951-8958.
9001-9026 1991 TMC RTS-06
(T80-606)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison VR731 1990 models.
9201-9220 1992 TMC RTS-08
(T80-608)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison VR731
9301-9320 1993 TMC RTS-08
(T80-608)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison VR731
9401-9420 Long Beach Transit 9401-a.jpg 1995 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 ZF 5HP590 Retired in 2009.
9601-9625 Long Beach Transit 9619-a.jpg 1996 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R Retired in January 2013.
9701-9720 Long Beach Transit 9704-a.jpg 1997 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R 5 speed
  • Retired in summer 2018
  • 9708 and 9714 were the last active units.
9801-9816 Long Beach Transit 9810-a.jpg 1998 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R 5 speed
  • Retired in summer 2018
  • 9815 and 9816 were the last active units.

External Links

References

  1. Long Beach Awards New Flyer with a Contract for up to 129 Xcelsior Buses, New Flyer Industries. Dated March 10, 2016, retrieved on July 20, 2016.
  2. Long Beach Transit First in Nation with New Flyer Modern Design to Hybrid Electric Gasoline Buses, lbtransit.com, retrieved 09-11-2010
  3. Effective August 26, 2012, Long Beach Transit is making a few key changes to your service., Long Beach Transit. Retrieved on 27 August 2012.