One of Long Beach Transit's low-emissions compressed natural gas buses drives down First Street in Downtown Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. Photo by Brandon Richardson.

Long Beach Transit bus services on all routes will be free after 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve until about 1 a.m. that night, to help people travel safely during celebrations, according to the city.

The city will also offer extended late-night service on eight routes to and from Downtown to help folks avoid holiday traffic, parking and driving under the influence.

A complete list of these routes and departure times, also available in Spanish, can be found here.

Long Beach Transit routes will operate on a reduced Sunday schedule for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Those schedules can be found here.

The Transit & Visitor Information Center and Call Center will also be closed Christmas and New Year’s Day. Customers can call LBT’s Customer Care Team at (562) 591-2301 or visit here to plan trips.

Maison Tran is a fellow at the Long Beach Post. Reach him at [email protected].