The Long Beach Transit Systemwide Transit Analysis and Reassessment (STAR) Initiative launched earlier this year in order to evaluate different types of service investments and consider possible changes to LBT’s services and routes. After gathering public input throughout spring and summer, STAR is moving on to the next phase and will be hosting community meetings this October to present initial recommendations on route and service changes. Attend a meeting to get info and provide your feedback.
• Wednesday, Oct. 4, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
El Dorado Park Senior Center, 2800 Studebaker Rd., Long Beach, CA 90818
• Thursday, Oct. 5, Noon – 2 p.m.
Downtown Long Beach Main Library, 101 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802
• Thursday, Oct. 5, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Signal Hill Youth Center, 1780 E. Hill St., Signal Hill, CA 90755
• Saturday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. – Noon
Silverado Park Community Center, 1545 W 31st St., Long Beach, CA 90810
• Saturday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. – Noon
Houghton Park Community Center, 6301 Myrtle Ave., Long Beach, CA 90805
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I took the survey. It’s very detailed, asking individual questions route-by-route. However, I found the overall description and project maps confusing, because they don’t show the big picture clearly.
Basically, there are two alternative network designs, called “Frequent Transit Network” and “Circulator Transit Network”. The names are confusing, because the difference applies only to a small part of the network. The verbal description of the “Circulator” network says “Main corridors, such as Atlantic, Anaheim and PCH will continue to have high frequency services with regular buses”, but as far as I understand, it’s much more than that: both designs are based on a frequent network design for most of the routes south of the 405 and on the main north-south streets (with some fairly minor differences). The main difference is only in the east-west routes north of the 405: the “Frequent” network has a small number of widely spaced frequent cross-town routes, while the “Circulator” network has more routes which are shorter and more closely spaced, but with lower frequency.
I think this broad view needs to be explained more clearly, both in the verbal characterization and on the maps (for example by using line width to indicate frequency). I was only able to get this understanding by inspecting information on individual routes, and since I didn’t have a chance to look at all of them, I’m still not certain that my characterization is correct…
[…] Starting Wednesday 10/4 – Long Beach Transit is hosting a series of public input meetings on its Systemwide Transit Analysis and Reassessment (STAR) Initiative. The first meeting will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at El Dorado Park Senior Center at 2800 Studebaker Road. Meetings continue Thursday 10/5 (DTLB and Signal Hill), Saturday 10/14 (Silverado Park), and Saturday 10/21 (Houghton Park). Additional details at The Source. […]