Transportation Technology Projects
We believe that everyone should benefit from innovation.
LADOT is testing and implementing a wide range of technology projects to find ways to make new technologies work for all of us.
You can also find an overview of projects and initiatives in LADOT’s Strategic Implementation Plan. Please see below for information on our current transportation technology projects and pilots. Have feedback or an idea? Get in touch!
A data standard and API specification, MDS serves as the digital interface between the City and Mobility Service Providers. MDS allows the City to engage in real time with mobility service providers about a variety of questions such as how many vehicles are in use or where vehicles are at all times.
LADOT launched a zero emission car sharing program to provide point-to-point car access serving low-income communities and offering subsidized rates to families in need. LADOT offers 100 all-electric vehicles and 200 charging stations in communities throughout Los Angeles, including Westlake, Koreatown, Pico-Union, Downtown, Echo Park, Boyle Heights, and Chinatown.
(FlexLA, Promise Zone, Westside)
Micro-Transit fleets are similar to pooled ride-hailing services. In select neighborhoods across Los Angeles, users can download an app to hail a small van or bus and be dropped off within the neighborhood. The bus bases its trip routes based on other customer trip requests. Micro Transit programs offer a low-cost alternative to single passenger ride-hailing services and provide connections to rail and fixed bus services. Start using FlexDTLA today.
The Automated Traffic Surveillance and Control (ATSAC) 3.0 effort will modernize the computing infrastructure as well as integrate all the other active management digital capabilities LADOT is pursuing. The ATSAC system is the heart of the Los Angeles surface transportation system and covers the entire 7,500 miles of city roadways, 40,000 parking meters. 4,700 traffic signals,1,500 transit bus signals and 23,800 traffic sensors.
LADOT created an inventory of all the data sets and data sources used by and generated by LADOT staff in the core processes of their work. Using the Data Roadmap tool, staff can explore data sets and learn about data formats, locations, access, and data ownership.
LADOT was an early adopter of technology that matches the cost of parking to demand. When demand for parking is low, rates are low. When demand is high, rates should match. LADOT will expand Express Park to LADOT-owned and managed facilities and at special events.
As part of an effort to improve user experience through technology and data, LADOT is exploring ways to measure Transportation Happiness and integrate that metric into all projects. Leveraging existing and future data resources, both quantitative and qualitative, LADOT can assess and track how the agency is upholding the Principles for Transportation Happiness (BETA)
In 2015, Mayor Eric Garcetti launched a citywide initiative called Vision Zero to eliminate traffic fatalities in Los Angeles by 2025. With a focus on delivering safety improvements in high impact areas, LADOT uses innovative street design, education, and a data-driven approach to make our streets safe for everyone.
The Mobility Hubs project aims to provide individual travelers with mobility choices to accommodate seamless trips to and from transit centers to employment, education, and major activity centers. Mobility Hubs will provide convenient and inventive physical spaces at existing Metro Rail stations designed to integrate a suite of mobility services and real-time planning information with the regional transit system.
Through the Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment project, the City of Los Angeles will deploy advanced transportation and congestion technologies to our transit fleet, our very large automated transportation infrastructure, and our web services. The goal of the project is to increase mobility in the City while keeping pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists safe and improving air quality by decreasing congestion.
This Digital Inventory project aims to electronically inventory all of the City’s parking assets in the public right-of-way including paint color, signs and any other markings all linearly and correctly represented. The result will be an online, spatial inventory database of all signed traffic and parking regulations within the City of Los Angeles.