LADOT News

The Results Are In: Presenting the LADOT Bike & Walk Count Report

LADOT is pleased to present the results of the LADOT Walk & Bike Count, a comprehensive street survey completed with a view toward improving transportation infrastructure and meeting the city’s climate and safety goals. 

The Walk & Bike Count seeks to understand the current trends in active transportation and to better comprehend the characteristics of those traveling on Los Angeles streets. The data collected from the count serves several important purposes such as:

Tracking changes in…
Sherman Way Great Streets Project Reaches Completion

This past week, LADOT, City Council District 3 Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, and community members gathered at the intersection of Sherman Way and Wilbur Avenue in Reseda to celebrate the completion of the Sherman Way Great Streets Project. Implemented on Sherman Way between Wilbur and Lindley avenues, the project — conducted by LADOT in partnership with StreetsLA — aims to revitalize this popular transportation corridor to provide a safer, better-connected, and more visually pleasing area for people walking, biking, or driving to…

Powering LADOT’s Fleet Electrification and Sustainability Goals with Innovative Software Solutions

LADOT is rapidly electrifying its transit fleet to meet sustainability goals set under the Green New Deal for Los Angeles. To meet the particular demands of these new zero-emission buses, the department has developed a unique partnership with GMV Syncromatics and ViriCiti to develop a state-of-the-art fleet management and maintenance system that will provide real-time dispatch and bus status information. LADOT will equip all of its 160 new e-buses with software to improve bus performance by…

Safe Routes to School LA Secures Funding for Safety Improvements

LADOT is proud to announce that Safe Routes to School Los Angeles (SRTS LA) — a nationally recognized program that brings safety improvements to school neighborhood streets — was recently awarded $22.38 million for four recommended projects in Cycle 5 of the State of California’s Active Transportation Program (ATP). The awarded projects feature innovative designs such as floating bus bulbs with protected bicycle lanes, two-way bicycle lanes, traffic circles, pedestrian plazas, and raised crosswalks.

With four Cycle 5…

 

A Message from LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds

 

LADOT stands firmly against racism, misogyny, violence, and discrimination in all its forms. The mass shooting we saw in Atlanta that took the lives of eight innocent people, including six Asian women, is sadly only the latest incident in what has been a record-breaking year for hate crimes against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in our country. We denounce these heinous acts and stand in solidarity with our AAPI colleagues and friends, their families, and the people we serve who are directly…

LADOT Announces New ‘Express Lane’ Service to L.A. Vaccination Sites for Seniors and Paratransit Clients

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…

New COVID-19 Vaccination Site Deployed at USC

Last week, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the opening of the city’s newest vaccination site at the University of Southern California (USC). Located at the corner of Exposition Boulevard and Figueroa Street next to USC’s University Park campus, the site provides the capacity to vaccinate up to 5,000 people a day.

To expand access to the site and ensure Angelenos without a car can still get vaccinated, the city and the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles have partnered with Uber on a new initiative to provide 15,000 free rides…

Celebrating Women's History Month

March marks the commemoration of Women's History Month. In the coming weeks, LADOT will highlight women who have made significant contributions to the field of transportation in Los Angeles and beyond in both in our contemporary time and throughout the history of our city.

 

Marilyn Jorgenson Reece

As the first woman to receive a license as a civil engineer in California, Marilyn Jorgenson Reece played an…

Los Angeles Receives Mass Donation of COVID-19 Protective Equipment

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…

Community Vaccination Center Opens at Cal State Los Angeles

Los Angeles saw the opening of the newest COVID-19 vaccination super-site earlier this week at the campus of Cal State Los Angeles with California Governor Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and other federal and state officials in attendance. Opened on Tuesday, Feb. 16, the new community vaccination center will operate seven days a week, and will administer vaccinations each day between 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. In addition to services administered on location at Cal State Los Angeles, the site will deploy mobile vaccinations…