Press ReleasePress Release

City of Laguna Beach
Shohreh Dupuis, City Manager

505 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 497-0704
Fax: (949) 497-0771


11/3/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE 11/03/2021
 
Subject :New “Laguna Beach Local” On-Demand Transit Service Pilot Program Begins Nov. 8
Contact :Shohreh Dupuis    (949) 497-0704
    

Laguna Beach, CA – The City of Laguna Beach is pleased to announce its new FREE on-demand transit service pilot program, Laguna Beach Local, will begin on November 8, 2021.  Laguna Beach Local is an on-demand, shared-ride transit service that provides residents access to local businesses, restaurants, retailers, government services, jobs, and non-emergency medical care in the City of Laguna Beach. You can request a FREE ride when you want it, and our smaller, hybrid-electric vehicles accommodating up to 7 passengers will pick you up. 

“This on-demand pilot program is being introduced in direct response to resident feedback and allows us more flexibility and accuracy to supply transit service for residents while also meeting unpredictable changes in demand,” said Laguna Beach Mayor Pro Tem Sue Kempf.  “You can use it for all kinds of daily trips like going to the grocery store, downtown, or meeting a friend for coffee. We look forward to the community’s feedback.”

Where can I take it? Laguna Beach Local service will be available to residents along the former Top of the World, Bluebird Canyon and Arch Beach Heights trolley routes and through Downtown. Request a pickup from any of the former neighborhood trolley stops, as well as dozens of new “virtual stops” that have been added to better serve neighborhoods and Downtown activity centers. 

Laguna Beach Local Hours of Operation:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • Friday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 
  • Sunday: No service

To get started, download the “TransLoc” app from the Apple or Google Play store. Or, if you already have the Laguna Beach Trolley app on your phone, click on the “Laguna Beach Local” option under “External Links”. Then use your e-mail and phone number to create a new user account. Click HERE for step-by-step instructions on how to book a ride.  You can also book rides without a smartphone. Simply call (949) 497-0766 and we will book your ride over the phone. Or visit https://ondemand.transloc.com on your home computer.  For questions or more information, please contact Michael Litschi, Deputy Director of Public Works at (949) 497-0303 or mlitschi@lagunabeachcity.net.

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