LADOT News

Weekly Update: July 15, 2021

Weekly Update July 15, 2021

LADOT Transit Expands DASH Service

This past weekend, LADOT Transit launched service improvements to DASH Route D and Route E in downtown Los Angeles as the next step in the phased implementation of the LADOT New Service Plan (formerly Transit Service Analysis), which follows from the Los Angeles City Council’s adoption of the LADOT New Service Plan in 2018 to identify and prioritize service enhancements, new Community DASH routes, and the LAnow service.

Route D in downtown will now run along Broadway south of Olympic Boulevard and end its service at South Grand Avenue and West Washington Boulevard. The route will continue to serve Los Angeles Trade Technical College and the Grand/LATTC Metro A (Blue) Line Station. Route E, also in downtown, will continue along and extend on 7th Street to South Alvarado Street and the LA Metro Westlake/MacArthur Park B (Red) Line Station. The current route deviation on 6th Street will be discontinued. Fare-free boarding, adopted last year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, remains in place on all DASH routes.

“Easy, affordable, and safe transportation options for Angelenos are key to our region's long-term recovery including investments in public transit” said LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds. “These changes to DASH Routes D and E are just the start of our planned transit service expansion and will provide better and faster service to current and future riders.”

LADOT Transit’s next service expansion is scheduled for July 31st, 2021 with a brand new DASH route in the Sylmar neighborhood, which will operate between the Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station and Mission College. The new route will be in service from 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. on weekdays and 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on weekends. Continued transit service expansion through 2024 will introduce five brand new DASH routes as well as improved service to 22 existing routes.

For more information on upcoming transit developments, please click here.

 
High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk Installed at Intersection of Wentworth Street and Wheatland Avenue

High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk Installed at Intersection of Wentworth Street and Wheatland Avenue

LADOT installed a new high-intensity activated crosswalk at the intersection of Wentworth Street and Wheatland Avenue to improve visibility and safety for those traveling in Shadow Hills. Sometimes referred to as a pedestrian hybrid beacon or a HAWK beacon, this innovative signal represents an improvement over different types of flashing beacons as it utilizes a red signal that forces vehicles to come to a complete stop before pedestrians cross the street, which is useful for streets where vehicles are traveling at higher speeds and that have longer crossing distances. In addition to helping reduce the number of collisions at crossings, beacons of this type also have a much higher vehicle compliance rate in comparison to signalized crossings and crossings with flashing yellow beacons.

One of three HAWK beacons being implemented this summer in Los Angeles City Council District 7, the new installation joins other street improvements constructed in the district this year in collaboration with the office of Councilmember Monica Rodriguez. Noteworthy work performed by LADOT in the district this year includes the addition of new traffic mast arms to allow for left-turn phasing at the popular intersection at Sepulveda Boulevard and Devonshire Street, and the Foothill Boulevard Traffic Safety Improvements, a project which is currently in progress that aims to improve conditions for users through the construction of new crossings, better connectivity to local trails, additional signage, bike lane markings and separations, and measures aimed at vehicular speeding abatement.

 
LADOT Hosts Second Mobile Town Hall Event

LADOT Hosts Second Mobile Town Hall Event

This past weekend, LADOT hosted its second Mobile Town Hall, an in-person and broadcasted event aimed at informing Angelenos about crucial issues that affect their city. This most recent event, hosted in collaboration with the Koreatown Youth & Community Center and broadcaster Dublab, focused on the topic of how residents may make comments at public meetings and the important role that participatory government has in Los Angeles communities.

A recording of last week’s Mobile Town Hall, which is part of a series led by LADOT Creative Catalyst Renée Reizman and Transportation Planner Kevin Ocubillo, is available online at the Dublab website

 
LADOT Crossing Guard Program Now Hiring

LADOT Crossing Guard Program Now Hiring

LADOT is now accepting applications for new crossing guards. Crossing guards provide traffic guidance at designated street intersections, allowing for a safer and calmer environment for students and their families as they travel to and from school. The city crossing guard program — jointly administered by LADOT's District Engineers, Traffic Control, and Safe Routes to School program — uses needs-based analysis to direct safety improvements and personnel to school zones. LADOT currently employs more than 300 crossing guards at 290 locations across Los Angeles.

For detailed information regarding how to apply to the city crossing guard program, please visit ladot.lacity.org/crossingguard.

 

Relocation of Van Nuys Parking Adjudication Office

Relocation of Van Nuys Parking Adjudication Office

Earlier this week, LADOT's Van Nuys Parking Adjudication Office moved to a new location to better accommodate members of the public, relocating to 5990 Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 225, Los Angeles, CA 91411.

For more information about the LADOT Bureau of Parking Management and the Parking Adjudication Division, please visit ladotparking.org.

 

Assembly Bill 43 Passes State Senate Transportation Committee

Assembly Bill 43 Passes State Senate Transportation Committee

On Tuesday, July 13, California Assembly Bill (AB) 43, which seeks to grant municipalities greater control in setting city street speed limits, passed the Senate Committee on Transportation and now moves to the Senate Appropriations Committee prior to a vote by the state senate. Information about AB 43 — a bill that  received the support of the Los Angeles City Council last week — may be found on the California Legislative Information website.

 

This Week in Photos:

LADOT crews installed street improvements on Montana Avenue, including continental crosswalks, bike sharrows, and curb extensions to improve safety for those who travel in Brentwood.

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LADOT by the Numbers:

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CicLAvia announced its impending return to hosting open streets events for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year with three upcoming dates announced for 2021.

 

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