Stantec to Lead Comprehensive Study of Transit Services for Beach Cities Transit
The City of Redondo Beach selected Stantec, a global architecture, engineering, and design firm, to conduct a comprehensive transit service study to provide Beach Cities Transit (BCT) with an effective and efficient model. that satisfies both short and long term. transit needs of the growing South Bay community in Los Angeles.
BCT’s current operations include WAVE senior/disabled Dial-A-Ride service and two landlines 102 and 109, which serve Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Fixed-route service uses 15 compressed natural gas vehicles, 10 of which are in peak service. Steady population growth, significant concentrations of employment and retail activity in the South Bay, and California’s clean energy mandate dictate the need for a plan that meets operational and efficiency needs immediate and future of BCT. Additionally, the upcoming 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles influences impactful projects, such as the LAX People Mover, the potential extension of the C Line (Green) and the opening of the K Line (Crenshaw) that could result in a increased use of local public transport. .
Stantec will review and analyze BCT services to find out where and why routes are performing well or not. Combined with an analysis of market segments for transit across the service area, the firm will provide recommendations on the types and levels of transit service that can be supported in different locations. The project will also include a community outreach component led by a disadvantaged local business, JCL Consulting Group, which works to better understand current driver attitudes and preferences. Leveraging customer feedback, Stantec will develop service concepts to shape a network and related policies to meet the needs of the South Bay community now, while providing flexibility for the future.
As part of the study, Stantec will work with the City of Redondo Beach to develop a BCT zero-emission bus (ZEB) deployment plan in accordance with the California Air Resources Board’s Innovative Clean Transit mandate, which sets a scale goal of the state for transit agencies. phase in 100% ZEB fleets by 2040. Plan will be informed by Stantec’s ZEBDecide programMT tool, which can calculate total energy requirements, refueling/recharging schedule windows, cost of ownership, and establish an optimal mix of battery electric bus fleet and hydrogen fuel cell bus based on the circumstances . Once completed, the ZEB Final Deployment Plan will help inform priorities, key decision points and other critical considerations. Stantec’s Los Angeles-based architecture group will make modifications and upgrades to BCT’s current operations and maintenance facilities to accommodate this fleet of ZEBs.
“We are thrilled to partner with Redondo Beach and help the agency continue to provide a reliable regional transportation system to South Bay residents,” said David Verbich, Stantec’s transit advisory manager for the US Pacific region. “We look forward to getting started and making recommendations that meet current and future needs.”
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