Riders on the Los Angeles Department of Transportation’s (LADOT) DASH buses who pay with electronic TAP cards will receive a decrease in their fares beginning on July 1.
Fares for DASH buses have been reduced as part of an LADOT effort to boost ridership and increase the use of electronic payments. (photo courtesy of the LADOT)
The current DASH fare is 50 cents per ride, which will be reduced to 35 cents for riders using TAP cards. Seniors currently pay 25 cents per ride, and the fare for seniors will go down to 15 cents for those using TAP cards. The fare will remain the same for riders paying in cash.
James Lefton, executive officer for transit services for LADOT, said the fare reductions are being implemented to encourage more usage of electronic fare payments and boost ridership. The reduced fares will be available on all 30 DASH bus lines, including the Fairfax, Hollywood, Los Feliz and Wilshire Center/Koreatown DASH routes. Lefton said riders can purchase TAP cards online, at all Metro stations and service centers, and at the LADOT customer service center downtown at Los Angeles City Hall East. He said EZ passes are offered to riders who use Metro and LADOT transit lines.
LADOT is also launching a public survey soliciting input on how to improve the DASH and Commuter Express services. For information on purchasing a TAP card, DASH routes and the survey, visit www.ladottransit.com.
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