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Marsha McLean patriotismTry a Summer Transit Adventure

Summertime in Southern California means high temps, high gas prices and an increase in travelers heading off for vacation. What if I told you there was an easy way to beat the heat…at a fraction of the cost…without the stress and hassle of dealing with traffic? There is – and it is called public transit.

We are fortunate to live in a City where there are easy, efficient and cost-saving ways to get wherever we need to go. This summer, take the family on an adventure. The three Metrolink stations in Santa Clarita can connect you to Downtown Los Angeles and beyond. Our very own Santa Clarita Transit service offers air-conditioned comfort for riders whether you just need to get around town or use the service for regular commuter trips to North Hollywood, Downtown Los Angeles, the Westside or the Valley.

During the summer our buses also make very special trips down the 405 to Santa Monica beach where residents can cool off in the ocean, play at the world-famous pier or shop along the promenade. For just $3 each way you can make the trip without even thinking about traffic or parking. There is room to bring coolers, boogie boards and beach chairs. This service will run through September 1 and picks up at several locations throughout the City.

Summertime also means the return of our popular Summer Trolley, which takes guests to and from Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor each day for FREE, and is now offering evening service from local hotels to Town Center Drive! Thanks to the City’s partnership with participating hotels and tourist destinations, the Summer Trolley gives tourists a great way to explore Santa Clarita and gives residents the opportunity to get around town without having to worry about driving or parking.

I encourage all of you to explore alternate modes of transportation to get around town or around the region. By bus, train, bike, trolley or ridesharing – there are many options to get where you are going in an efficient, environmentally friendly manner.

For more information, please visit SantaClaritaTransit.com.

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  1. Megan Stewart says:

    Have been a resident of SC for more than 30 years. Today I was ashamed — SC has a contract with Wolf’s Towing who takes advantage of the disabled. According to Channel 7th newscast,the SC family had a medical emergency causing the family of 4 with 2 young adopted children) to lose their van to towing. Apparently, the van was parked in their neighborhood but while the family was attending to the father’s/husband’s health issue in the ICU, the family van was towed. They produced medical records to the Sheriff’s department and to the department’s credit all towing charges were waived — yeah Sheriff’s dept. However, when they produced same to Wolf’s towing, Wolf’s was heartless “Everyone has a story.” Wolf’s would not forgive the charges. As of 9/13, the bill was $600. Family cannot pay, removed their belongings and have given up trying to get their vehicle back. This type of HEARTLESSNESS does not reflect what Santa Clarita is. I request the CITY review WOLF’s towing contract and take action. WE SC residents do not believe Wolf’s Towing represents who SC is, i.e., take advantage of a family who had a medical emergency and a family that now has a disabled father. WOLF’s towing and their heartless tactics have no place in our fine city–for what? A $600 storage bill. SHAME, SHAME, SHAME ON WOLFS — AND SC THAT HAS A TOWING CONTRACT WITH WOLF’S. PEOPLE REMEMBER…..

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