The 9th Annual AltCar Expo will be taking place Friday and Saturday, September 19 and 20 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Admission is free and the expo runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. The expo features presentations and demonstrations of the latest advancements in alternative technology vehicles, transportation, and energy efficiency. Don’t miss out on a tour of the all-new electric bus on display presented by Metro!
As an added bonus for Metro riders, those who show their valid TAP cards at the AltCar info booth will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a free Nissan LEAF rental! The winner will be announced after the event, and you must be present at the time of the raffle to claim the prize.
To get to the auditorium, take Metro Bus 534 to Olympic/5th and walk south on 4th Street. Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus is another option; for more routes and connections use the Trip Planner. Free bike valet will also be offered at the event.
Categories: Destination Discounts, Go Metro, Technology
That is one ugly bus, i hope metro never puts that on service!
If only that beach community there in Santa Monica had incorporated and perhaps set up a Municipal Bus Line, (maybe with buses painted blue?), I suppose there might be an alternate to Metro 534 to get from much of Los Angeles to the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium?
This type of bus is not new to the MTA. Several years ago they purchased I believe five of them and they were operated out of division 3. After about a year they were removed from service and have been in storage at division 12.
Those were hybrid buses. These new buses are 100% electric.