Upcoming Long Beach Transit’s STAR Initiative community meetings

The Long Beach Transit Systemwide Transit Analysis and Reassessment (STAR) Initiative launched in 2017 to evaluate different types of service investments and consider possible changes to LBT’s services and routes.

After gathering public input in 2017, STAR will be hosting community meetings this month to present recommendations on route and service changes. Attend a meeting to get info and provide your feedback.

Open house meetings have been scheduled:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 16, Noon – 2 p.m.
    Downtown Long Beach Main Library, 101 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802
  • Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
    Signal Hill Youth Center, 1780 E. Hill St., Signal Hill, CA 90755
  • Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
    El Dorado Park Senior Center, 2800 Studebaker Rd., Long Beach, CA 90815
  • Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, 10 a.m. – Noon
    Silverado Park Community Center, 1545 W. 31st St., Long Beach, CA 90810
  • Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, 10 a.m. – Noon
    Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library, 5870 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90805

You can also provide feedback via their online survey, available from Jan. 9 through Jan. 30. The survey is available in English and Spanish, and other languages if requested.

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  1. Is Metro planning to transfer all or part of Line 130 over to municipal operators which is why Long Beach Transit is showing a route known as “Artesia Crosstown” over the entire eastern half of Line 130 on Artesia?

      • The online survey explains: “Highlights of the Short-Term Roadmap include: … Acquiring and improving Metro Line 130 (Artesia Boulevard)”. Deeper into the survey we find the following two paragraphs:

        “LA Metro Line 130 currently connects Los Cerritos Center with the Harbor Gateway Transit Center. It is the southernmost east-west Metro route. For most of weekday service, the frequency of Line 130 varies from 25 minutes to 52 minutes, which makes transfers to/from this line unpredictable. The existing ridership pattern, transfer pattern and land use south of Artesia Boulevard suggest that this corridor could support additional service.

        LBT should begin operating service from the Harbor Gateway Transit Center and continue to Los Cerritos Center. The Artesia Crosstown will replace Metro’s Line 130 on Artesia Boulevard between the Harbor Gateway Transit Center and Los Cerritos Center. The proposed Artesia Crosstown should operate with a clock face headway to improve transfer opportunities and should operate more frequently than Line 130 does. Proposed frequencies are 30-minute service on weekdays, 30-minute service on Saturdays and 60-minute service on Sundays.”

        So it may not be in Metro’s plan, but it sure looks like part of the LBT STAR initiative. I wonder how these things get negotiated between agencies.

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