An artist’s rendering of the Transit Mall’s new look.
9:30pm | After a months-long closure, the city’s downtown Transit Mall is scheduled to reopen for public use June 2, Long Beach Transit officials said.
About $7 million worth of renovations have been completed to the facility since it was temporarily shuttered in August 2010. The Transit Mall now features new bus shelters, shaded benches, fresh landscaping, public art installations, tiled sidewalks, digital bus schedules and restrooms.
Residents are invited to a 5:30 p.m. reopening of the at-grade light-rail station that evening hosted by LBT to celebrate an array of enhancements made to the First Street transit hub over the last 10 months. The event will feature live music, art exhibits and giveaways, according to information provided by the local transit agency.
The public party will be held at Promenade Park on First Street between Pine Avenue and Long Beach Boulevard, and the first 100 attendees will receive a free tote bag.
Additional information can be obtained at LBTransit.org.
Editor’s note: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that included in the enhancements were new ticket kiosks.