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LADOT Summer Internship Openings

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation is currently hiring for summer internship opportunities in the Transportation Technology, Parking Meters, and Field Ops and Administration divisions. Applicants must be enrolled as students at a college or university to be eligible for these positions. For more information, please visit the LADOT Paid Internship Opportunities webpage.

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.

Vision Zero Street Team hiring

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation’s (LADOT) Vision Zero Division is hiring a team of part-time on-call street team workers to support with community engagement and outreach across Los Angeles County. The department seeks passionate, creative, and committed people to support with outreach. LADOT invites interested candidates to apply. Please see the job desciptions and more information below:

PDF iconVision Zero Street Team Job Description 2019_English

PDF iconVision Zero Street Team Job Description_Spanish

Dockless Mobility Community Meetings

LADOT is currently participating in a series of community meetings on the subject of dockless mobility. Community members are encouraged to attend and learn about how the City is working with dockless mobility providers at the events listed below:

  • February 26 (12:00PM - 1:00PM) - Caltrans District 7, Room 01.040A. 100 S. Main St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • March 5 (6:00PM - 7:00PM) - San Pedro Library, Community Room, 931 South Gaffey St. San Pedro, CA 90731
  • March 12 (6:00PM - 7:00PM) - Sherman Oaks Public Library, 14245 Moorpark St. Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
  • March 14 (6:00PM - 7:00PM) - Will & Ariel Durant Library, 7140 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90046
  • March 20 (7:00PM - 8:00PM) - Disability Community Resource Center, 12901 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90066

The Figueroa Corridor Streetscape project (MyFigueroa) Officially Open

Thusday, August 30, 2018 Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmembers José Huizar (District 14) and Curren D. Price Jr. (District 9), along with LADOT, Metro Bike Share, and the Figueroa Corridor community cut the ribbon and celebrated the opening of the Figueroa Corridor Streetscape Project – MyFigueroa

The officially open project transforms Figueroa Street into a multimodal thoroughfare serving all users more efficiently. These new improvements include protected bike lanes, new bus boarding platforms, wider sidewalks, new street trees, additional street lighting, and many more amenities for everyone traveling on Figueroa. 

The project area includes four miles of streets that stretch from Downtown LA to South Los Angeles: Figueroa Street from 7th Street in downtown Los Angeles to 41st Street, just south of Exposition Park; 11th Street from Figueroa Street east to Broadway in the South Park neighborhood of downtown Los Angeles; and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from Figueroa Street west to Vermont Avenue, on the south edge of Exposition Park.

Funded by California’s Proposition 1C, the $20 million project is adjacent to multiple new housing developments in the corridor. California Department Housing and Community Development managed this project. 

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 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.

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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