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Long Beach Transit (LBT) announced today it plans to restructure the route of the Passport, the complimentary circulator that operates throughout downtown’s business districts and along the waterfront.

In February 2016, the restructuring will “aim to increase ridership, better connect popular destinations and contribute to the success of the local economy,” stated the announcement. The Passport will remain complimentary, says Kevin Lee, LBT Public Information Officer.

The community is invited to attend a meeting hosted by LBT regarding the route restructuring on Saturday, December 5 from 10:00AM to 12:00PM at International Elementary School auditorium.

“At the meeting, LBT will give a brief history of the route and service,” said Lee. “We’ll talk about the current detour and touch on the City’s Pine Avenue Improvement Project. Then we’ll get into the details of the planned new routing.”

Lee said that LBT has developed the new routing plan (pictured) based on several considerations, including the primary focus of the route, ridership and trends in the downtown area, in addition to the city’s vision.

“The community’s feedback is important to LBT, and that’s why we are having the meeting,” he said. “All comments will be taken into consideration as we finalize the plans.”

International Elementary School is located at 700 Locust Avenue.

Image courtesy of Long Beach Transit.

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Asia Morris is a Long Beach native covering arts and culture for the Long Beach Post. You can reach her @hugelandmass on Twitter and Instagram and at [email protected].