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Weekly Update: Feb 25, 2021

Weekly Update Feb 25, 2021

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 services.

“Since the outbreak of COVID-19, LADOT Transit has stepped up to provide transportation for medical staff, grocery store clerks, food distribution, and support for sheltering the unhoused,” said LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds. “I want to thank the AIM Brands and the C19 Coalition for also stepping up. This donation helps us protect our passengers and employees who are on the frontlines of this pandemic every day.”

In addition to providing free masks for passengers, LADOT Transit continues to practice COVID-19 safety measures on its vehicles, which include plexiglass barriers, backdoor boarding, facial covering requirements, and passenger capacity limits.

LADOT reminds Angelenos to observe safety protocols and wear facial coverings when in public. Additional information regarding the city’s COVID-19 response may be found at corona-virus.la.

 

Spotlight: The McKinley Avenue and 88th Place Safety Improvement Project

Spotlight: The McKinley Avenue and 88th Place Safety Improvement Project

LADOT is working to improve safety at the intersection of McKinley Avenue & 88th Place in South LA. This neighborhood street project is designed to slow traffic and create a safer, more people-friendly intersection with a mini roundabout, crosswalks, curb ramps, and sidewalk repairs. This project envisions a hub for a network of local streets that will allow safe connections to popular corridors such as Avalon Boulevard. 

To learn more — and to respond to the McKinley Avenue and 88th Place Safety Improvement Project survey — please click here.

 

African American Heritage Month: Honoring LADOT Employees Who Make a Difference

African American Heritage Month: Honoring LADOT Employees Who Make a Difference

February marks the celebration of African American Heritage Month in Los Angeles. To commemorate African American Heritage Month, each week this February LADOT emphasizes stories that highlight the presence and culture of African Americans in Los Angeles. This week, LADOT recognizes several of its employees, as well as their contributions to the department’s goal of creating more fair and just communities.

Alden Marsh

 

Dorothy Tate

 

Ron Haywood

 

LADOT Celebrate 42 Years of Moving LA Forward

LADOT Celebrates 42 Years of Moving LA Forward

This Thursday, February 25, 2021, marks the 42nd anniversary of the establishment of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation. While this past year has been anything but typical, LADOT remains steadfast in its pursuit of providing exemplary services for Los Angeles' residents and visitors. Here's to another 42 years of commitment, innovation, dedication, and service for the city that we share and call home!

 

LADOT to Host Webinars on San Vicente Boulevard Project

LADOT to Host Webinars on San Vicente Boulevard Project

The City of Los Angeles is getting to work on a safer, more connected San Vicente Boulevard between Olympic Boulevard and La Brea Avenue. To help inform members of the public about proposed changes to San Vicente Boulevard, LADOT will host a virtual workshop on the project on Monday, March 8 between 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., and another on Thursday, March 11 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

For more information on the San Vicente Boulevard Safety and Mobility Project, please click here.

 

Follow LADOT on LinkedIn

Follow LADOT on LinkedIn!

Want to stay up to date with LADOT's innovative work toward building the transportation system of the future? Click here to follow the LADOT LinkedIn page, where you can view the newest stories about the department's projects and community engagement efforts, which are published to the platform on a weekly basis.

 

This Week in Photos:

LADOT crew members were out with the sunrise this past week to perform signal maintenance at the intersection of Veteran Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard in west Los Angeles.

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LADOT by the Numbers:

Services Provided This Past Week

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LADOT long-striping crews often work in the very early morning hours to apply fresh striping to Los Angeles streets to ensure that markings and lane lines are visible for safe driving.

 

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