Come visit Metro at the AltCar Expo in Santa Monica this weekend

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This Friday and Saturday (Oct. 1-2) is the 5th Annual AltCar Expo, taking place at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

What’s AltCar Expo all about? From the promoters:

AltCar Expo is the most extensive alternative energy and transportation event on the West Coast with alternative technology vehicles, alternative transportation, urban planning, energy efficiency and carbon footprint reduction educational choices.

Metro is one of the event’s sponsors and will have a booth and an articulated bus on site. In addition there will be an hour-long panel on Saturday starting at 11:15am entitled, “What will it take to get you on a bus?” Included on the panel of speakers is Metro’s own Conan Cheung, Deputy Executive Officer of Service Planning and Scheduling

The event is free of charge and accessible by Metro and Santa Monica Big Blue Bus. If you’re driving, parking is available for $9.

AltCar Expo 2010
When: 10am-5pm, October 1-2
Price: FREE
Where: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Ocean/Pico (20, 33) Colorado/4th (534, 720) Ocean/Colorado (20, 33, 534, 720, 733, 920)

3 replies

  1. Might there be another transit agency that would also serve locations in Santa Monica from other municipalities in Los Angeles County? Perhaps one that gets a some funding from LA Metro and runs an Express bus all the way from Union Station, 7th & Flower and close to the Pico/Chick Hearn station to 2nd & Colorado in Santa Monica, about a 5 minute walkto the Civic Center?


    • From this very post:

      The event is free of charge and accessible by Metro and Santa Monica Big Blue Bus.

      You’ll note I use Google Transit for the “Nearby Bus Stop” links and Santa Monica Big Blue Bus is not yet on Google Transit. Thanks.

      Fred Camino
      Lifestyle Writer, The Source