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Weekly Update: April 1, 2021

Weekly Update April 1 2021

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 measuring bus efficiency, ridership, and bus arrival-departure timing. Improved fleet performance data will provide valuable and actionable insights as LADOT looks to continuously improve its transit services as it moves to achieve a fully-electrified fleet by the year 2028.

Through its partnership with LADOT, ViriCiti provides access to real-time bus notifications, such as electric vehicle charge levels, bus location, speed, idling, or any issues a bus may have. All data transmitted pertain only to a given vehicle, and no passenger information is collected. Using ViriCiti’s Smart Driving technology, LADOT will improve driver training and better understand where common traffic incidents, like harsh braking, are taking place on the road. The software is also able to interpret a driver’s direct influence on trips with external factors such as weather or passenger load also taken into consideration. This information can then be used for training to increase efficiency, safety, and passenger comfort.

Partner organization GMV Syncromatics has also supported the electrification efforts of LADOT since the department received its first electric bus in 2017. GMV’s technology provides real-time route information from buses when they are on the road, allowing dispatchers to ensure their vehicles are completing routes in a timely fashion.

For more information about LADOT Transit and its operations in Los Angeles, please visit ladottransit.com.

 
Rosewood and Martel Improvements

You're Invited! LADOT, Council District 5 to Host Webinar on Rosewood and Martel Improvements

LADOT is working with the office of City Council District 5 Councilmember Paul Koretz and community partners to bring safety improvements to the intersection of Rosewood Avenue and Martel Avenue in the Fairfax neighborhood. LADOT invites all who are interested in learning more about these improvements — which are part of the Mid City Neighborhood Greenways Project — to attend the Rosewood & Martel Community Meeting webinar taking place on Tuesday, April 6 at 5:00 p.m. Participants may RSVP for this event by clicking here.

For more information about LADOT’s work on the Mid City Greenways Project, please click here.

 
A March to Remember

A March to Remember

As Women's History Month draws to an close, LADOT thanks all who engaged with and contributed to the content and stories about how women have transformed transportation in Los Angeles and beyond. As we move into the future, LADOT will continue to confirm its commitment to building more fair and just communities, and to the remembrance of those who have exemplified our department's goal of Moving L.A. Forward.

 

Caltrans Seeks Feedback to Develop Active Transportation Plan

Caltrans Seeks Feedback to Develop Active Transportation Plan

Caltrans District 7 Los Angeles is developing an active transportation plan and needs your help! Place pins on the department's online survey to let Caltrans know places where walking routes, biking routes, and public transit access along or across the state highway system can be improved upon. Go to survey.catplan.org and click “District 7” to take the survey by the end of April.

 

This Week in Photos:

LADOT field crews performed an upgrade at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Chautauqua Boulevard, which included the installation of a new left turn signal to allow for safer travel at this intersection in Pacific Palisades.

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LADOT by the Numbers:

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LADOT crew member Margarita Hernandez discusses the work that she and her team accomplish on a daily basis to keep Los Angeles moving.

 

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