Shuttles Replace Red Car Rail Route to Accommodate Pedestrians, Cruise Passengers

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — July 27, 2007 — The Port of Los Angeles Waterfront Red Car Line will not be operating its Red Cars for the next two weekends: Friday, July 27, through Monday, July 30, and Friday, August 3, through Monday, August 6. In place of the vintage rail cars, the Port will operate free shuttles at each Red Car Station along Harbor Boulevard, located at the World Cruise Center, 6th Street, Ports O' Call Village and 22nd and Miner Streets. Shuttles connect passengers to downtown San Pedro and the Cabrillo Beach areas.

Harbor Boulevard will be partly closed to vehicular traffic from 1st Street to 6th Streets.

Typical Red Car hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday through Monday. This four-day schedule is based around the days when cruise ships normally call at the Cruise Center. The system will also run on select Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays when cruise ships are in Port. For more information, call (310) 732-3508.

Celebrating its Centennial in 2007, the Port of Los Angeles is America's premier port.  As the leading seaport in the nation in terms of shipping container volume and cargo value, the Port generates 259,000 regional jobs and $8.4 billion in annual wages and tax revenues.  A proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles, the Port is self-supporting and does not receive taxpayer dollars.  At the Port of Los Angeles, high priority is placed on responsible and sustainable growth initiatives, combined with high security, environmental stewardship and community outreach.  For its industry leading environmental initiatives, the Port received two Environmental Protection Agency awards in 2006.  The Port of Los Angeles – A Cleaner Port.  A Brighter Future.