About Transportation Technology
Los Angeles is in the midst of a mobility revolution, preparing for unprecedented investment in new choices and technologies. LADOT’s priority is to harness technology to align with our values:
To keep people safe and healthy
To ensure equitable outcomes
To make transportation more accessible and affordable
To protect our environment
Guided by our Transportation Technology Action Plan, LADOT has set a deliberate path to help make sure these values are achieved.
LADOT uses data to make decisions and manage the public right of way. In some cases, LADOT has created advanced tools to understand how for-profit vehicles use the street and sidewalk. This includes shared devices such as scooters and bicycles, and will soon include taxis, buses, and non-emergency medical vehicles.
Collecting information on for-profit vehicles helps LADOT ensure that sidewalks remain accessible, companies are complying with regulations, and people are using vehicles safely.
LADOT has never and will never collect your personal information. We believe you have the absolute right to travel anonymously. We work hard to ensure your data is protected, secured, and anonymous.
Learn more about our privacy principles here.
LADOT is developing a digital map of the City’s traffic signs, painted curbs, and other regulatory tools to help guide the movement of people and goods throughout the city. This new tool will give Los Angeles a digital approach to managing the public right-of-way. It will also help LADOT govern how private mobility service providers operate in our city in real time.
LADOT operates the most advanced signal system in the country, which will integrate well with autonomous technology. In the meantime, LADOT is working to inventory all of its curbs, signs, and markings to guide residents and vendors more efficiently through our streets. When complete, this digital inventory will make parking regulations easier to understand and will help LADOT improve sign design and policy.
LADOT’s open development approach for Code the Curb is designed so that others benefit from our digital map and can easily collaborate with us to make it even better.
LADOT runs the most advanced signal system in the country. Dating back to the 1984 Olympics, LADOT staff invented technology that automatically adjusts signal timing to move traffic more dynamically. The Automated Traffic Surveillance and Control (ATSAC) Center uses real-time detector loops at and between intersections, and to change signal timing as traffic conditions change. Engineers see graphical representations of traffic conditions, are automatically notified when traffic conditions are abnormal (which could be the result of a crash, police or fire emergency, etc.), and can visually observe conditions using cameras installed at major intersections. ATSAC also supports LA Metro to move its trains and buses faster.
LADOT continues to make advancements in ATSAC to keep traffic moving. Request a tour through our contact page.
In order to provide people in Los Angeles with safe and comfortable transportation choices to get around the city, LADOT oversees a program to permit, regulate, and manage shared scooters and bicycles in Los Angeles. LADOT will work to ensure safety, comfort, and equity for all who wish to use shared scooters and bicycles. Find out more about the program, here.