The city’s Department of Transportation is looking into reducing Dash bus service in El Sereno, Highland Park and Eagle Rock as well as doubling the basic fare to 50 cents over two years for all riders. The agency, which outlined the proposed service cuts and changes on its website, is studying the cutbacks as it faces a $23 million budget gap in the next fiscal year.
No lines, at least in Eastside communities, would be eliminated. However, the El Sereno-City Terrace Dash would run only every 30 minutes after 8 PM and some stops on Colorado Boulevard and Yosemite Drive served by the Highland Park-Eagle Rock Dash would be dropped. Also, the Chinatown-Lincoln Heights Dash would be rerouted away from sections of Griffin Avenue and Main Streets.
The agency plans to hold public hearings on the proposed cuts early next year but the public can submit comments online – as well as by mail and phone – now.
Photo from LADOT website