Multiple transit options will be available during this weekend’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach event that include water taxi services and free shuttle services.
The grand prix will take place Friday, April 13 through Sunday, April 15.
Long Beach Transit (LBT) will be offering $15 Day passes that can be purchased through a new ticketing mobile app called Token Transit for the Grand Prix weekend.
While LBT’s seasonal water taxi service doesn’t begin until Friday, April 20, the transit system is offering options to use AquaLink (which holds up to 75 passengers) and AquaBus (which holds up to 35 passengers) during the three-day event. The day pass can also be used for regular bus service.
A day pass is required to board the AquaLink and offers direct service from Alamitos Bay Landing, 100 North Marina Drive, to the Aquarium of the Pacific dock from 8:00AM to 10:20PM.
AquaBus will service the Queen Mary, Hotel Maya, Aquarium of the Pacific dock and Shoreline Village from 8:05AM to 7:30PM.
While a day pass is needed to board the AquaLink, a cash fare of $1 per boarding is required for AquaBus. A day pass allows for unlimited AquaLink, AquaBus and regular bus service for that day.
The water taxi service is provided seasonally by LBT typically from April through October.
The city will also be offering a new transportation option through a recently launched partnership with The Free Ride (TFR), which offers transportation around the downtown area using gas-free, electric vehicles anywhere within its designated travel zone: 5th Street to the north, Alamitos Avenue to the east, Shoreline Drive to the south and I-710 to the west.
During the Toyota Grand Prix, special pick-up services will be provided by TFR on Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14, from 10:00AM to 10:00PM, and on Sunday, April 15, from 8:00AM to 8:00PM, at only one of the six following locations that will be marked with signage:
- Long Beach Boulevard and East Broadway
- Long Beach Boulevard and Ocean Boulevard
- Ocean Boulevard and Pine Avenue
- West Broadway and Cedar Avenue
- West Seaside Way and Cedar Avenue
- City Place Garage C (East 3rd Street near Promenade)