The Los Angeles Department of Transportation works
with two Commissions: the Transportation
Commission and Taxicab
Commission. Members of the Commissions serve as advisors
to the General Manager of the Department of Transportation
and are appointed by the Mayor. LADOT asks the Commissions
to gather inputs on transportation-related issues. The Commissions’
findings help the Department of Transportation connect with
key transportation stakeholders in the City.
The Board of Transportation Commissioners establishes
regulations that govern the operation of utilities, makes
recommendations regarding the public utility franchises
and permits granted by the City and is responsible for managing
the Special Parking Revenue Fund. The Board also must approve
all Department-initiated amendments to the Municipal Code.
The Board generally serves in an advisory capaCity to the
The Board of Taxicab Commissioners has the authority to
determine the proper services to be furnished and the rates
to be charged; to prescribe rules/regulations and to investigate
complaints regarding the services provided and rates charged;
to verify compliance with franchise terms and conditions,
ordinances and laws; to establish quality of service standards;
to provide performance evaluations; and to make recommendations
to the City Council on the granting of taxicab franchise
applications and the setting of taxi meter rates of fare.
LADOT also receives feedback on transportation-related
issues in conjunction with the City
Council’s Transportation Committee. The Transportation
Committee can direct the Department of Transportation to
conduct studies or implement new policies.
By forging strong partnerships with transportation stakeholders
and City leaders, the Department of Transportation is enabled
to take the lead in creating viable solutions that enhance
mobility in Los Angeles.