February 2021
First Street Transit Gallery - POW! WOW!

In keeping with Long Beach Transit’s commitment to promote community and public art in the areas we serve, LBT is partnering with POW! WOW! Long Beach to showcase some of the amazing murals that add vibrant color throughout the city. A selection of the murals will be the newest art on display at the First Street Transit Gallery in Downtown Long Beach through the end of April. 

POW! WOW! is globally renowned for bringing street art to communities throughout the world since it was founded in 2010. Long Beach is fortunate to be one of those cities with more than 40 square miles of stunning murals painted throughout the community since POW! WOW! came to Long Beach in 2015. These unique pieces create an immersive public art experience that makes art free and accessible to everyone.

This isn’t LBT’s first partnership with POW! WOW!. You have probably already spotted or ridden the mural bus designed by talented artist Steven Harrington. 

For a safe, socially distanced tour, grab your face covering and head to the First Street Transit Gallery on First St. between Pine Avenue and Long Beach Boulevard.

You can also view the murals on display virtually and learn more about the First Street Transit Gallery at ridelbt.com/art.

Learn more about the installation and POW! WOW! by watching this LB Local News interview.

Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, LBT will highlight some of the important figures that have made significant contributions to transportation, local black-owned businesses and more. We invite you to follow along with us on our Instagram and Facebook pages to learn more throughout this month. You can also visit ridelbt.com/black-history-month

LBT is proud to serve a diverse community and we celebrate the different cultures that make the communities we serve the amazing places they are.

Happy Black History Month!
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LBT’s bus service will continue to operate on the current modified schedule. Many routes will continue operating between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m., while other routes remain operating between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.

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Jorge Melendez is a valuable member of LBT’s Custodial team. Having grown up in the Long Beach area and raising a family here himself, Jorge was happy to find work closer to home allowing him to spend more time with his family.

Have you ever noticed the stunning mural on Anaheim Street and Gaviota Avenue? The artist behind it is Tidawhitney (Tida for short) Lek, local Long Beach artist who grew up in Cambodia Town.