Consultants to study the transit of seaside towns


by Garth Meyer

A new in-depth study by Beach Cities Transit (BCT) will look at ways to improve service.

Work is underway by Stantec, a Los Angeles architecture, engineering and design firm, contracted by the City of Redondo Beach, to create a model for the short and long term needs of South Bay.

The consultants were hired in January.

Beach Cities Transit operates WAVE Dial-a-Ride service and bus routes 102 and 109, which run from Redondo Beach to Hermosa and Manhattan Beach to LAX.

“We are thrilled to partner with Redondo Beach and help the agency continue to provide a reliable regional transportation system to South Bay residents,” said David Verbich, Stantec Area Transit Advisor Manager. of the United States Pacific. “We look forward to making recommendations that meet current and future needs.”

Stantic is all about analyzing BCT routes to see which ones work best and why.

Studies like this are conducted approximately every five years. The 2022 draft will address population growth, employment concentrations, and retail activity in the South Bay, as well as California’s clean energy mandates.

Future BCT projects may be impacted by the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, the LAX People Mover, and the potential extension of the Green Line.

The study will include community outreach activities to better understand the attitudes and preferences of BCT users.

Additionally, consultants will work with the city to develop a zero-emission bus fleet, as part of California’s goal to have 100 percent zero-emission transit fleets by 2040.

Stantec’s report is expected by the end of the year. Emergency room


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