Media Contact: Catrina Love
County Beaches and Harbors
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FREE SUMMER BEACH SHUTTLE TO
MARINA DEL REY, VENICE BEACH PIER AND PLAYA VISTA
MARINA DEL REY, Calif. – April 10, 2009 – Thanks to a continued partnership between Playa Vista and Supervisor Don Knabe (4th District), Chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, residents and visitors to the Marina can once again enjoy a relaxing ride on the free Summer Beach Shuttle service buses without having to deal with the burden of gasoline costs, parking fees, and traffic headaches.
This summer season the Beach Shuttle will operate on Fridays, Weekends, and holidays between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day from May 22nd to September 7th. Friday and Saturday operating hours will be from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday and holiday operating hours will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. In support of four Thursday evening classical concerts at Burton Chace Park, (July 9 and 23; August 6 and 20) the Beach Shuttle will also operate from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. to provide direct service to Burton Chace Park. The Beach Shuttle will also provide service for the Sunday, September 27th Abbot Kinney Festival between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
The free Beach Shuttle buses will travel from Playa Vista every 30 minutes beginning at 10:15 a.m., carrying passengers to major points of interest including Fisherman’s Village, Waterside Shopping Center, Mother’s Beach and Venice Beach Pier. Please note that there will be a pause in service between 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. to allow for the shuttle drivers’ lunch breaks.
The Beach Shuttle vehicles are powered by clean Compressed Natural Gas. Space for bicycles is available. Shuttle stops are also conveniently located near seven Marina del Rey WaterBus boarding locations. For more information on the Beach Shuttle, visit http://beaches.lacounty.gov or call the Marina del Rey Visitor’s Center at (310) 305-9545.