Metro has stepped up cleaning of Union Station and major transit hubs and is continuing to clean its buses and trains at least once daily. Check out this video for examples.
- LADOT Transit is limiting the number of passengers allowed on DASH buses to ensure safe social distancing practices for essential riders and drivers. On 30-foot buses, no more than 10 passengers will be allowed on at a time. For 35-foot buses, 12 passengers will be allowed.
- Streetsblog LA reports that Metro has stepped up construction on the Regional Connector Transit Project in DTLA by upgrading street closures from weekends only to weekdays as well. Closures include:
- An area centered on the intersection of First and Alameda streets
- First Street from Central Avenue to Vignes Street
- Alameda Street from Temple Street to Second Street excepting a right-turn lane for northbound traffic to turn east on First.
- Metro CEO Phil Washington announced at the org’s April board meeting an internal task force to makepost-COVID 19 plans, which will include considering recommendations to make reduced traffic, clean air and more walking and biking the “new normal” for Los Angeles. He also said Metro plans to increase its service levels to meet ridership demand when safer-at-home restrictions are lifted.
- 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