Los Angeles Department of Transportation anticipates May 1, 2010 Interruptions for Dash Downtown weekend routes DD and E

April 29, 2010

Los Angeles:  The City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) is anticipating DASH Downtown Weekend bus service slowdowns and possible service disruptions on Saturday May 1 because of the Labor and Immigration March and Rally that will occur throughout the day. Street closures and severely impacted traffic flow are expected within the area bounded by Cesar Chavez Avenue to the north, Alameda Street to the east, Pico Boulevard to the south and Hoover Street to the west.

“LADOT will endeavor to keep our DASH Downtown Weekend buses running as efficiently as possible. We encourage Downtown workers, residents and visitors to use other transit alternatives such as Metro’s Red Line, Blue Line and Gold Line or Metrolink, to travel in and out of Downtown on Saturday. We will be working closely with LAPD in order to keep Downtown area traffic moving, but we do expect significant impacts,” said Rita L. Robinson, General Manager, LADOT.

Specific routing changes will be announced onboard buses on April 30 as well as on the LADOT transit website at www.ladottransit.com. The Route “DD” bus stop on Second Street at Broadway will be affected between 10:30 a.m. and possibly as late as 3:00 p.m. The Route “E” bus stop on Seventh Street at Broadway will be affected between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

LADOT is dedicated to moving Los Angeles forward as quickly and safely as possible. Drivers, bus riders, bicyclists and pedestrians are encouraged to visit LADOT’s website at www.ladot.lacity.org for information about DASH, Commuter Express, bicycling in the City and an array of transportation services. For general information about LADOT Transit services, call (213, 310, 323, 818) 808-2273. For METRO information, please call (800) GO-METRO, or visit www.metro.net.

Area commuters can visit the Department’s website, http://trafficinfo.lacity.org, for real-time traffic and parking facilities information. Real-time traffic reports are a product of LADOT, innovators of the Automated Traffic Surveillance and Control System (ATSAC) technology.