LAX FlyAway Bus suspends service to Long Beach and Hollywood
The FlyAway Bus that takes passengers to and from LAX will suspend service to Long Beach and Hollywood starting Saturday, a news release Thursday said. The bus also will halt overnight service between the airport and Union Station and Van Nuys.
The action came after a 29% drop-off in riders in March, compared with last year, which the service blames on the coronavirus pandemic. The service saw a 72% dip in ridership on a single day, March 23, from 2019 numbers on the same day.
Public officials press for more social distancing as many beaches and public spaces close amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The bus will operate every half-hour. LAX-Van Nuys service will run from 3 a.m. to 11 p.m. Return trips will run 5:30 a.m. to 1:15 a.m. The Van Nuys parking structure remains open ($5). LAX-Union Station service will start at 5 a.m. and end at 11:30 p.m. The reverse trip will operate from 5:40 a.m. to 11:40 p.m.
Tickets cost $9.75 each way.
The service is operating to accommodate employees who rely on the bus to go to work.
“With the reduced passenger volume, all buses are able to comply with the mandatory social distancing orders and operators have implemented additional deep cleaning protocols for each bus,” the statement said.
Info: LAX FlyAway Bus
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