Coronavirus Updates

LADOT is supporting LA Al Fresco to provide L.A. restaurants and bars impacted by COVID-19. Outdoor dining allows serving customers while safely practicing physical distancing.

Through the L.A. Al Fresco program, eligible restaurants and bars can apply to expand dining areas into the street, sidewalk, and private lots adjacent to the applicant's establishment. The City may provide planters, barricades, and umbrellas for outdoor dining businesses to use in newly permitted spaces.

 

In order to support businesses most in need, 55% of all the resources and…

LADOT Cityride, which provides on-demand transportation to eligible seniors and individuals with accessibility needs, is offering “Express Lane” service to three COVID-19 vaccination sites in the Los Angeles area starting today. The Express Lane service will pick up Cityride members who have a scheduled vaccination appointment on request and provide transportation directly to the front of the line. The vehicle will wait while the individual receives their vaccination and return them to their point of origin, at no extra charge.

“Transportation should never be the gap that…

Last week, the City of Los Angeles announced that AIM Brands LLC — a distributor of COVID-19 solution products such as masks, gloves, sanitizer, tests, and air purifiers — has collaborated with the city and the C19 Coalition to donate 5 million three-ply masks to directly benefit Angelenos as they engage in public activities, with the first distribution installment aiding passengers who utilize LADOT Transit’s transportation systems. LADOT Transit currently offers masks to passengers free of charge when using its transit services.

“Since the outbreak of COVID-19, LADOT Transit…

At Mayor Garcetti's directive, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation has implemented an economic relief measure that will allow motorists an early payment discount on citations. The Early Pay LA program will award a $20 discount for the most common parking citations paid within 48 hours and remain in effect until June 30, 2021.


“Early Pay LA is one of several new programs we hope will ease the financial sting of parking tickets while still allowing us to enforce rules,” said LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds. “No one wants to see that ticket on their windshield,…

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) Parking Enforcement and Traffic Control (PETC) will resume parking enforcement beginning on October 15. At the instruction of Mayor Garcetti, LADOT has also launched economic relief measures to assist Angelenos in need, including a new early pay program that will reward discounts on citations for early payment.

See the list below for full details regarding resumed enforcement: 

Beginning October 15, 2020 LADOT will RESUME parking enforcement and impounding, where applicable, for the following categories:

LADOT joins Mayor Garcetti in supporting Los Angeles' diverse communities during this difficult time. With so many immigrant communities speaking multiple languages across Los Angeles, we want to be sure that relevant information is widely available and easily accessible and that language is not a barrier to accessing life saving information. L.A.'s Office of Immigrant Affairs has produced the informational notices below in multiple languages so that they can be easily downloaded and shared. If you are or know people who could benefit from having access to these translations please…

Today, LADOT implemented the first partial street closure as part of the L.A. Al Fresco program. L.A. Al Fresco supports restaurants impacted by COVID-19 by allowing for expanded outdoor dining options on sidewalks, private parking lots, and on streets by converting parking lanes and travel lanes to dining areas. 

”We’ve empowered business-owners and neighbors to tell us how they would like to use streets,” said LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds. “In hundreds of places across the city, they’ve told us that creating places for people to safely gather is a priority. Today marks…

Mayor Garcetti today extended relaxed parking enforcement across the City of Los Angeles until October 1, making it easier for Angelenos to stay home whenever possible without being concerned about a ticket.


“Angelenos shouldn’t be penalized for staying home, avoiding unnecessary trips, and doing their part to stop the spread of COVID-19,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “All of us have a role to play in defeating this virus and saving lives, and no one should worry about facing extra financial burdens when they're keeping their family, friends, and community safe during this…

LADOT Assistant General Manager for External Affairs and LADOT's Racial Equity Officer recently posted an article on Medium analyzing travel trends during the COVID-19 pandemic. An excerpt is reproduced below:

It’s common knowledge that COVID-19 has dramatically changed how people travel, and plummeted demand for transportation services. But new data analysis reveals how race, income and zip code vastly affected changes in Los Angeles. As cities grapple with how to manage the effects of this health and economic crisis, LADOT launched…

Last month — in order to balance the needs of local businesses and the health concerns surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic — the city launched L.A. Al Fresco, a new program that is supported by LADOT and which allows restaurants to expand dining areas into parking lanes, driving lanes, and adjacent private lots to encourage safe physical distancing for customers. To facilitate this expansion of outdoor dining options, the city will provide planters, barricades, and umbrellas for businesses to use in newly permitted spaces.

To assist business owners and restaurateurs in…