The city of Los Angeles Transportation Department (LADOT) is proposing an extensive suite of changes to the way it operates transit. LADOT transit operations include DASH shuttle buses, Commuter Express buses, and Cityride service for the elderly and persons with disabilities.
The good news is that services are expanding. Generally, LADOT characterizes the planned citywide modifications as bringing service levels back up to what they were in 2010, when the agency had cut service to respond to budget shortfalls. There are ten new DASH lines planned. Existing DASH lines will run more frequently, and expand to later hours and weekends. Numerous DASH and Commuter Express lines are slated for minor tweaks, and a dozen are slated for major route changes.
Full proposals are available at the LADOT Transit website.
LADOT is requesting comments at a series of public meetings underway:
- Tuesday 8/23 – Tonight from 6 to 7 p.m. at Glassell Park Senior Center at 3750 Verdugo Road in Glassell Park
- Wednesday 8/24 – 6 to 7 p.m. at Felicia Mahood Multipurpose Center at 11338 Santa Monica Boulevard in West L.A.
- Monday 8/29 – 6 to 7 p.m. at San Pedro Library, Community Room at 931 South Gaffey Street in San Pedro
- Tuesday 8/30 – 6 to 7 p.m. at Hollywood Recreation Center at 1122 Cole Avenue in Hollywood
- Wednesday 8/31 – 6 to 7 p.m. at Marvin Braude Constituent Service Center, Rm. 1A at 6262 Van Nuys Boulevard in Van Nuys
Comments can be given in person at meetings, via an online survey, by calling 213.995.4545, or via email to ideas[at]ladottransit.com and hearingofficer[at]store.ladottransit.com.
Streetsblog attended LADOT’s midday meeting yesterday in downtown L.A. The meeting included a review of planned changes, focused mostly on the extensive DASH network in downtown Los Angeles. Read more…