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LADOT Announces New Digital Playbook for Mobility

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) announces the immediate availability of the Urban Mobility in a Digital Age and the LADOT Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP), and the appointment of Ellis & Associates, and its affiliated partners CityFiCCgroup, and Lantern Consulting, as the LADOT Product Manager to reposition LADOT as an active partner in the arrival of autonomous vehicles and ongoing explosion of technology in transportation.

Los Angeles is in the midst of a mobility revolution that will continue its global reputation of how city transportation should evolve. Guided by the city’s Urban Mobility in a Digital Age strategy, plans are focused on unprecedented investment in new transportation choices and supporting technologies. This includes the development and deployment of actively managed electric, shared, and autonomous mobility options, including concepts such as dockless bike sharing and air taxis.  All new modes of transport are aimed at tackling congestion, enabling economic development, driving racial and socioeconomic equality, and saving lives.

The Strategic Implementation Plan is a set of products and services that LADOT deems necessary to ensure that as autonomous fleets arrive in the sky and on the ground, they are first and foremost safe. Just as LADOT created one of the largest most sophisticated traffic management centers for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, the Strategic Implementation Plan aims to set the city on a course to manage the streets of the future in 2028.

Los Angeles Taxi and For-Hire Vehicle Study and Executive Summary

To the Los Angeles Taxicab Industry,

The LADOT would like to thank you all for your feedback and participation related to the Taxi and For-Hire Vehicle Study. In an effort to create a fully comprehensive study that incorporates multiple viewpoints, our office is disseminating a draft for your review and comment. Attached here are the Draft For-Hire Vehicle Study as well as a companion Executive Summary which gives an overview of what is inside the larger document. We ask that you please feel free to print copies for your drivers and any other interested parties. You have thirty (30) days from this communication to respond with written comments related to the study.

Please submit all comments by e-mail to Kate Sargent, who is with the consultant team, by 5pm on Thursday September 26, 2019. Her e-mail is ksargent@samschwartz.com

Carshare Permit Pilot Program — Fixed Space and Free Floating

As car sharing becomes an ever more utilized transport method in towns and cities worldwide, the City of Los Angeles is exploring if a well-regulated carshare market is beneficial to the City of Los Angeles as a new mobility service. The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) bas been tasked with a 24-month carshare permit pilot program, for both Fixed Space and Free Floating, which is now open for application

Please see the Department Rules & Guidelines for these two carshare programs — Fixed Space and Free Floating — for more details.

LADOT Begins One-Year Dockless On-Demand Personal Mobility Program

In the last couple of years, the City of Los Angeles witnessed an explosion of dockless, on-demand mobility products and services. In order to better understand the implications of this technology on the City and its citizens, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) is administering a One-Year Dockless On-Demand Personal Mobility Permit.

Operators interested in participating in the Permit must fill out the application as well as meet requirements related to data collection, insurance, indemnification, and performance deposit provisions. Beginning January 28, 2019, LADOT will begin accepting Permit applications from operators. All applications will be due on or before February 15, 2019 by 4:00 p.m. Applications received after February 15, 2019 will be considered late and not allowed to apply for the Permit. Depending on the amount of applications received, please allow up to 15-20 business days for processing.

For more information about data sharing compliance for the One-Year Permit, please download the webinar presentation.

Dockless On-Demand Personal Mobility Permit Program Overview

In the last couple of years, the City of Los Angeles witnessed a vast expansion in the availability of dockless on-demand mobility products and services. In order to better examine the implications of this technology on the City and its citizens, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) is conducting a one year Dockless On-Demand Personal Mobility pilot program.

For a review of the process of the Mobility Data Specifications and One Year program, please see the Department’s overview presentation.

Cityride App Coming Soon!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

In efforts to enhance the quality of life as people age, Cityride’s older adult and persons with disability program is adding new technologies. In summer of 2018, the Cityride Program will unveil its new app allowing its 29,000 active, new users and caregivers to register for the program by following a three step registration process, reload account and see account balance, see a history of all past trips and payments made, in addition to more functions. Cityride is also enhancing its’ website by offering online payment options.

Cityride has also purchased 10 new CNG buses to replace its’ current fleet of gasoline buses in the coming weeks, in efforts to improve the quality of service. The new buses are completely redesigned and equipped with cameras, Wi-Fi, Syncromatics, and Mobile View, including a new logo! Cityride is adapting its age friendly program to be accessible to, and inclusive of, older people with varying needs and capacities. 


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New Speed Limits Will Improve Safety on L.A. Streets

71 L.A streets have new speed limits, the result of recently-updated speed surveys by LADOT. The new speed limits will be coupled with increased LAPD enforcement efforts across the City as part of the Vision Zero initiative to decrease traffic fatalities. In order to set and enforce speed limits on local streets, the State of California requires a “speed survey” —  measuring the average speed of the majority of drivers when the street is uncrowded, road collision history, roadside conditions, residential and business density, and pedestrian and bicyclist safety to best determine an appropriate speed for the street  — every 5-10 years.  Because many of L.A.’s surveys expired during the recession, LADOT prioritized the updates as a component of its Vision Zero plan.

As a result of the updated surveys, over 98.4% percent of streets on the Vision Zero High Injury Network and 68% percent of streets citywide now have an enforceable speed limit. All City streets are expected to have updated speed limits by the end of the year.  Please click here for a detailed map of the newly updated speed limits.

People St. Plaza Spring Application Window

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018

LADOT's People St program is pleased to announce that the Spring 2018 application window for Plazas will open from Monday, April 2 through Thursday, May 31. People St is an application-based program that provides eligible community organizations with a process to transform underused areas of L.A.’s largest public asset—our 7,500 miles of city streets—into active, vibrant, and accessible public space. As part of the People St partnership, community partners play a vital role in conducting outreach to build neighborhood support, raising funds for material furnishings and maintenance, and providing project site management. For more information, visit People St.

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Seeking Out the Next Generation of LADOT Engineers

Friday, February 2, 2018

LADOT is creating a robust university campus recruitment program, led by Transportation Engineering Associate ll Kaylinn Pell, to attract motivated graduating seniors to apply for open positions. Transportation Engineering Associates from the department are attending career fairs in the coming months as representatives to connect with and excite students at universities around southern California about career opportunities with LADOT. So far, LADOT has visted the USC Viterbi College of Engineering Career Fair, the Harvey Mudd College Career Fair, and the American Society of Civil Engineers LA Chapter Student Job Night. More events and details to come for those who are looking to connect and learn more about a career at LADOT. 

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