SOUTH GATE — Three new transportation programs--one for bus riders, one for holiday shoppers and another for those who have had too much to drink--have been announced by the city.
Monthly RTD bus passes are being offered for $20, which is $12 less than the current nondiscounted rate for regular fares. Special discounts also are available to senior citizens, the handicapped, and college and vocational students, said Karen Bell, associate planner for the Community Development Department.
The discounted passes, available only to South Gate residents, are sold at the Sports Center at South Gate Recreational Park at Tweedy Boulevard and Hildreth Avenue, and only from the 25th of one month to the 10th of the next. Hours are from noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Bell said that the city's Holiday Shopper Shuttle will begin operating Nov. 29. It will run from the Senior Citizens Center at South Gate Recreational Park at Walnut Avenue and Tweedy Boulevard, to Long Beach Boulevard, picking up shoppers and transporting them at no cost all along Tweedy Mile. The shuttle will use the regular RTD bus stops, with one extra stop at the senior citizens housing complex at Pennsylvania Square, via Monroe Avenue, Bell said.