Marina del Rey’s free summer Beach Shuttle, offering service from Playa Vista to major points of interest in the Marina, will begin operating Memorial Day weekend.
The Beach Shuttle, provided by Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe and Playa Vista, will operate Fridays through Sundays and on holidays from Friday, May 27 to Sept. 5.
“The Beach Shuttle is a great way for riders to enjoy all the amenities of Marina del Rey,” said Knabe. “The shuttle not only runs during the weekend, it provides service during one of my favorite summertime events, the Summer Classical Concert Series at Burton Chace Park.”
Beach Shuttle operating hours are:
Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.;
Sundays and holidays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.;
Thursday night from 5 to 10 p.m. during the Summer Classical Concert Series at Burton Chace Park (July 7 and 21, Aug. 4 and 18); and
Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the Abbot Kinney Festival in Venice.
The shuttle runs every 30 minutes, starting at 10:15 a.m., between Playa Vista and popular areas including Fisherman’s Village, the Waterside Shopping Center, Mothers Beach, Venice Beach Pier and seven Marina del Rey WaterBus boarding locations. There is a one-hour pause in service between 3:15 and 4:15 p.m.
Beach Shuttle buses are powered by compressed natural gas, an odorless, cleaner burning fuel that generates fewer exhaust and greenhouse gas emissions than gasoline- or diesel-powered buses, county officials said. The buses also accommodate bikes for easy commuting between rider destinations.