Huntington Beach

Seasonal shuttle service approved

HUNTINGTON BEACH PIER. A seasonal shuttle service connecting the beach area with inland locations was approved by the city council on Monday.

A seasonal spring-to-summer shuttle service connecting the city’s beachfront with inland locations was approved at Monday’s meeting of the Huntington Beach City Council.

The council voted for a two-year agreement with Transportation Concepts to operate the shuttle for a total amount not to exceed $380,000. Most of the funding comes from an Orange County Transportation Authority grant: the city’s share of the expense is expected to be under $25,000.

As planned, the services would eventually start on weekends beginning in April with daily services starting after Labor Day and extending through Labor Day. For 2017, the services will likely begin shortly before the Fourth of July weekend.

The council also approved a $10,000 contribution to the Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum for the “Surfing Circle of Honor: Celebrating Surfing in the Summer Games.”

On June 20, the Surfing Museum will be aiming to get 500 surfers together for the largest “paddle-out” in history. They hope that setting a new world record will help promote Huntington Beach as a location for the surfing competition if Los Angeles is chosen as the site for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.

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