HUNTINGTON BEACH — Trying to get to Long Beach's Blue Line is such a problem for commuters here that the city's Environmental Board is seeing red.
The board told the City Council on Monday night that it takes at least two bus transfers for a Huntington Beach resident to get to the Blue Line light rail system in Long Beach. The process also takes more than two hours and defeats the purpose of trying to get more people out of their cars and into mass transportation.
"It's ridiculous," said board member Steven Hochfelsen, an attorney. Therefore, he said, the board is launching a study to find better connections between Huntington Beach and the Blue Line.
"I'm very pleased that you are doing something like this," Councilman Earle Robitaille said. "This is something the city very badly needs, and I urge you to proceed with it."