Message from LADOT General Manager Laura Rubio-Cornejo:

February is Black History Month - a time to recognize, honor, and celebrate the historic and ongoing contributions the Black community makes to our City.

We kicked off the month celebrating Transit Equity Day on Sunday, February 4th. Set on the birthday of civil rights leader Rosa Parks, Transit Equity Day reminds us that transportation is about more than getting from point A to point B . Transportation is fundamentally about providing people with options, access, and opportunity, and it shapes the social fabric of our…

A significant storm event is anticipated to impact the Los Angeles region February 4 - 7. An evacuation order has been issued to residents along La Tuna Canyon Road, roughly within the area bounded by Horse Haven St. to the North, Martindale Ave. to the East, Penrose St. to the South and Ledge Ave. to the West. The City urges residents in this area to evacuate immediately. The area subject to the Order is at an increased risk of significant flooding, mudslides, and sediment flow because of the burn scars left by the Land Fire that occurred in 2022. The City is…

 

Message from LADOT General Manager Laura Rubio-Cornejo:

Every year, new state laws can change the rules of the road. Staying up to date on these changes can be tricky, but being aware of these changes is key to being safe while traveling and also avoiding a potential infraction. Here are a few relevant changes to state law that took effect this year.  

A bill signed into law last year authorizes the cities of Los Angeles, San Jose, Oakland, Glendale, Long Beach, and San Francisco to implement five-year speed safety camera pilots at key locations like schools, locations with…

 

Message from LADOT General Manager Laura Rubio-Cornejo:

The resilience of our transportation system is defined by our ability to absorb major disruptions while continuing to connect Angelenos to their destinations whether it is to school, work, or play. As we saw last year following the temporary shutdown of the I-10 freeway due to the Alameda Fire, we were able to deploy resources, increase public transit services, and work with residents to adjust their travel behavior and keep Los Angeles moving.

This weekend, LADOT is mobilizing to support CalTrans' planned closure of the…

 

30 Years After the Northridge Earthquake

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake. At 4:31 a.m., on January 17, 1994, a 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck the San Fernando Valley. Nearly 60 deaths were attributed to the devastating quake, with shaking felt as far away as Las Vegas. Many lost their homes and their businesses due to damage and transportation networks were damaged severely limiting access.

Thirty years later, it is important to remind ourselves that natural disasters can occur at any time. At LADOT, we consider our part in LA’s emergency…

 

Message from LADOT General Manager Laura Rubio-Cornejo:

Did you know that there are more than 7,500 miles of streets in the City of Los Angeles? That's enough roadway to stretch across the continental United States and back! For many years these streets, and streets across the country, were designed to carry large volumes of cars at high speeds, creating conditions that did not support and were often less safe for people riding transit, walking, or biking. At LADOT, much of our work today is focused on redesigning roads to improve safety for everybody, no matter how they choose to…

 

Message from LADOT General Manager Laura Rubio-Cornejo:

Happy New Year!

As we head into 2024, LADOT remains committed to serving the city we love with pride and purpose. Each New Year is an opportunity to set intentions and goals for the year to come, and this year LADOT will also adopt a new strategic plan to guide our continued work to provide safe, convenient, and affordable mobility options for all Angelenos. In just a few years, Los Angeles will host both the World Cup and the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and our charge is to plan and prepare for these events while…

 

Message from LADOT General Manager Laura Rubio-Cornejo:

As 2023 comes to a close, it is apt to take a moment to reflect on mobility within the City of Los Angeles.

This was a year of progress as we worked to advance the availability, safety, and accessibility of transportation options. In partnership with Metro, LADOT nearly doubled the network of dedicated bus only lanes in Los Angeles along key corridors of Venice Blvd, La Brea, and Sepulveda. We delivered on efforts to improve equity and access to transportation with the largest Universal Basic Mobility program in the…

 

Message from LADOT General Manager Laura Rubio-Cornejo

As we head into the Holiday season, I want to take this moment to express my gratitude for the opportunity to serve as the General Manager at LADOT, alongside the women and men of this department who dedicate themselves everyday to improving the lives of Angelenos. At LADOT, our greatest joy is in bringing people together, and I hope you are able to spend this season connecting with family, friends, and neighbors.

So on behalf of all of us at LADOT, here's wishing you and your loved ones a joyous holiday season filled with…

 

Message from LADOT General Manager Laura Rubio-Cornejo

This week, LADOT introduces new on-street, paid parking in the Arts District. This change reflects the evolving character of the neighborhood that transitioned over the last decade into one of the most popular Los Angeles destinations with many dining, retail, and nightlife options.

Parking regulations play a key role in supporting the economic and cultural life of a neighborhood. Whether it is rules such as time limits, street sweeping regulations, or permit-only parking, the regulations we implement support local…