SAN PEDRO, Calif. – August 28, 2008 – Rides on the Port of Los Angeles Waterfront Red Car are free for the entire holiday weekend, Saturday, August 30, through Monday, September 1, with extended hours, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., all three days.

Red Car riders will have an opportunity to catch fabulous Bellagio-style water shows at the Fanfare Fountain of Gateway Plaza, located at Harbor Boulevard and Swinford Street in San Pedro. Continuous shows are from noon to 1 p.m. and again from 8 to 9 p.m., with shows every 15 minutes from 10 a.m. to noon and 4 to 10 p.m.

Free parking is available along the Red Car route at Ports O' Call Village and in the lot located at 22nd and Miner Streets. Free one-hour parking is also available at the Catalina Express Terminal, located just off Harbor Boulevard and Swinford Street.

Normal Red Car hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday through Monday, and on select days when cruise ships are in port. The usual $1 Red Car fare includes unlimited daily rides.

The Port of Los Angeles, also known as “America’s Port,” has a strong commitment to developing innovative strategic and sustainable operations that benefit the economy and the quality of life for the region and the nation it serves. A recipient of numerous environmental awards, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2007 Clean Air Excellence Award, the Port of Los Angeles is committed to innovating cleaner, greener ways of doing business. As the leading seaport in North America in terms of shipping container volume and cargo value, the Port generates 919,000 regional jobs and $39.1 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. The Port of Los Angeles - A cleaner port. A brighter future.