- Reporters Desk
LONG BEACH — On June 6, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority committed to:
– Adding four additional sheriff deputies every day who will be patrolling the Long Beach stations by foot.
– Adding four additional security assistants, who will be checking fares at Long Beach stations.
– Installing TAP card validators at all Long Beach platforms.
– MTA will begin upgrading all station canopies, adding safety signage, and repainting all stations. This work is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
While turnstilles may be difficult for the Long Beach stops due to the size of the platforms, they will evaluate all the stations.
MTA was already planning some major improvements over the next few years on the Blue Line. These include the rehabilitation of the signal system, the refurbishment of several rail stations, new track and the purchase of new rail cars.