• Metro is conducting a Bus Rapid Transit Vision & Principles Study to help develop and define the overall vision for BRT in L.A. County. The study also will identify corridors aligned with current and future needs and opportunities. Responses will be accepted through May 31, and the survey is available in Spanish.
  • Just a reminder: LADOT is supplying free, temporary parking zone signs to restaurants offering curbside pickup service. Just fill out the online application form and, upon approval, LADOT will install the signs within three business days. 
  • A congressional bill, introduced May 8, would solidify the importance of Transportation Demand Management as a key strategy for federal transportation policy. Backed by the Association for Commuter Transportation, the bill requires regions to develop TDM plans overseen by public and private sector representatives to address traffic congestion and mobility issues. The legislation would establish $100 million per year in funding for implementation of the TDM plans.
  • California has sued Uber and Lyft under the controversial AB5 law alleging the companies classified drivers as independent contractors and depriving them of protections including minimum wage and unemployment insurance.
  • Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu introduced May 12 a motion to investigate ways to make telecommuting more permanent with an eye toward reducing traffic and pollution post-pandemic. 
  • Metro has now switched to a modified Sunday schedule for rail and buses. The org continues to recommend all riders wear face coverings and keep 6 feet from others as much as possible. Bus riders must enter and exit through the rear doors; only passengers in wheelchairs who need the ramp may use the front door.
  • Free COVID-19 testing is available free to Los Angeles County residents regardless of whether they report any symptoms of the illness. Click here for full info, to book a same- or next-day appointment, and to find the nearest testing center.
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