LADOT News

Weekly Update: August 26, 2021

LADOT Launches On-Demand Drop-Off Pilot for DASH

LADOT Launches On-Demand Drop-Off Pilot for DASH

On Monday, August 23, LADOT Transit launched a pilot program that allows passengers to make “on-demand” stops on select DASH routes to better serve the needs of Angelenos. In addition to disembarking at regular stops, riders on affected routes are now able to request that buses make stops between regular, set stop locations. LADOT's decision to initiate the pilot program follows from the results of its recently released study, Changing Lanes: A Gender Equity Transportation Study, which details the relationship between gender and transportation system use, safety, and access.

The DASH on-demand pilot program includes the following four routes:

  • El Sereno/City Terrace
  • Panorama City/Van Nuys
  • Pico-Union/Echo Park
  • Watts

To request a courtesy stop between regular route stops, passengers must inform bus operators at least one stop ahead of their desired drop-off location. Requested stops will be made by the operator provided that the stop may be made safely at a given location. Passengers who have made an on-demand stop request must disembark from the front door of the vehicle.

For details about the new DASH on-demand pilot program, please visit ladottransit.com/ondemandstops. For information about LADOT Transit’s upcoming developments, including details about DASH, please visit ladottransit.com/wegotogetherla.

 
CicLAvia Will Host Anniversary Event on October 10

CicLAvia Will Host Anniversary Event on October 10

On Sunday, October 10, CicLAvia will host its second event of the year with CicLAvia: Heart of L.A., which will see participants take to the streets on a course that passes through notable locations such as MacArthur Park, Chinatown, Civic Center, and Mariachi Plaza. A celebration of car-free and open streets, the upcoming event will also bear the distinction of taking place on the 11th anniversary of CicLAvia's first-ever event in Los Angeles, which occurred on October 10, 2010.

For more information about CicLAvia, please visit ciclavia.org.

 
LADOT to Present Transportation Gender Equity Webinar

LADOT to Present Transportation Gender Equity Webinar

Next week, in collaboration with ITS America, LADOT will present Advancing Gender Equitable Transportation for Los Angeles, an online event that will explore the subject of gender-based barriers to transportation and the potential solutions to such barriers. The event, open to all, will be broadcast via Zoom and will feature four speakers, including LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds, who will speak on the topic of LADOT’s recently released study, Changing Lanes: A Gender Equity Transportation Study, which details the relationship between gender and transportation access difficulties experienced by those in Los Angeles. The event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, September 2 at 10:00 a.m. PDT.

For more information about this event, please visit the ITS America event page located here.

 
Safe Routes to School Launches Student Safety Patrol Pilot Progam

Safe Routes to School Launches Student Safety Patrol Pilot Progam

With LAUSD students having returned for in-person instruction, LADOT continues its commitment to getting students back to school with reliable and safe transportation options while supporting student safety programs.

Earlier this month, L.A. Safe Routes to School kicked off the first ever Student Safety Patrol, a program currently being piloted at Ocean Charter School that includes students as safety representatives who provide support to the Safety Valet program. By allowing students to assist at pick-up and drop-off zones, the Student Safety Patrol program teaches students the importance of traffic safety while also providing an avenue by which they may assist their school community.

For more information about school traffic safety programs in Los Angeles, please visit the Safe Routes to School web page. Additionally, for traffic safety tips and information about LADOT’s School Traffic Safety Campaign, please click here.

 
City Administers Third Doses of Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines

City Administers Third Doses of Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines

This week, the City of Los Angeles began administering third dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised. Those who qualify should check with their healthcare provider to make sure that receiving a third dose is the best option for them. Moderna or Pfizer third doses will be administered at least 28 days after second doses. Additional doses are currently not recommended for those who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

For more information about the city's response to COVID-19, please visit coronavirus.lacity.org.

 

Metro Offers Ballot Drop Boxes, Free Election Day Transit

Metro Offers Ballot Drop Boxes, Free Election Day Transit

To assist local voters, L.A. Metro announced last week that the agency has stationed 10 ballot drop boxes at prominent transit locations across Los Angeles County, providing greater ease of access for those to looking to deposit their ballots for the upcoming election. Additionally, L.A. Metro will provide free transit service to those traveling on election day, which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. To provide transit accessibility for those who travel in Los Angeles on, before, and after election day, LADOT Transit currently offers fare-free service on its popular DASH bus service.

For more information about L.A. Metro's announcement, including the locations of ballot boxes along transit routes, please click here.

 

This Week in Photos:

LADOT updated DASH signage across the city, providing riders with new and stylish markers for their favorite routes.

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LADOT by the Numbers:

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Safety first! LADOT is currently conducting the Student Safety Patrol pilot program at Ocean Charter School as a potential future option to support the safety of those in proximity to school zones, which includes students as safety representatives who assist at the pick-up and drop-off zones of their school.

 

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