LADOT News

As we conclude Latino Heritage Month, we are proud to celebrate staff like Jose Hernandez, a Senior Transportation Engineer who lends a helping hand in building a city of the future with new innovations that effectively manage demand on the streets of Los Angeles. 

Jose currently works for our Parking Meters Division. He is responsible for the daily maintenance and operation of 34,000 meters citywide, and the management and expansion of the LA Express Park program to optimize the on-street parking experience for citizens and visitors of Los Angeles by providing demand-based parking…

LADOT celebrates Latino leaders who help create programs and projects that support safe, great streets for all. Mariana Valdivia is a Supervising Transportation Planner who helps create transportation projects that reduce collisions on L.A. streets. 

Mariana currently manages the Vision Zero Planning group that focuses on safe, great streets for our City through corridor safety projects; Safe Routes to School, People St., Great Streets, and LA Al Fresco programs. She has served the City for 19 years as a city planner and has enjoyed a wide range of project development from clearing…

Los Angeles is a great city that welcomes people of all backgrounds. Latino Heritage Month celebrates the history and culture of Angelenos who inspire us to continue creating a transportation system that gives people equitable access to transit choices. We are proud to have a diverse community at LADOT that celebrates the different contributions of many Latino American staff toward achieving the department’s motto and goal of Moving Los Angeles Forward. 

Karina Macias is a Transportation Planner with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation. Born and raised in Los Angeles,…

LADOT is proud to celebrate a wide variety of cultures and contributions that shape our core values in creating a safer and more equitable transportation system for Angelenos. This Latino Heritage Month, we feature Latino leaders like Freddie Nuño, who proudly embraces his roots. 
 
Born and raised in Boyle Heights, Freddie Nuño is a second generation Chicano. He is currently the Commanding Officer of the Hollywood Area Parking Enforcement Office, which has a staff of over 150 traffic officers who provide parking enforcement and traffic control services to several multicultural…

The Los Angeles Dockless Pilot program has allowed us to build the digital tools needed to manage the largest fleet of tech-managed micro-mobility devices in the country - more than 36,000 at peak levels of operation. Through this program, the City has been able to manage the public right of way to ensure equity, safety, and accessibility by requiring dockless companies to share data about their vehicles. This data has provided insights to guide our decision-making, promote best practices, and develop a real-life case study to inform permanent regulations for our city and others.