Rollsigns from LADOT
Greater Los Angeles, California
This LADOT "Commuter Express" mylar
front destination sign shows routes from
the former Laidlaw contracted yard at
5711 Sepulveda Blvd. in Van Nuys. The
yard existed from 1985 up until the late
1990s or 2000. The sign was designed
for one LADOT's Gillig Phantom buses.
It is dated July 7, 2000 and has 10
exposures. Its sign tag is shown below.

(Information assistance provided by
Paula Jones and Marc Caraan.)
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation, commonly referred to as LADOT, is a municipal agency that
oversees transportation planning, design, construction, maintenance and operations among other services,
within the City of Los Angeles. LADOT was created by city ordinance, and is run by a general manager appointed
by the Mayor of Los Angeles, under the oversight of a citizens' commission also appointed by the mayor.
LADOT is best known for providing public transportation to the City of Los Angeles.
Transit operations are broken up into four primary services:
The DASH (Downtown Area Short Hop) is a transit bus currently operates multiple routes covering Downtown Los
Angeles and many outlying communities within the City. Its primary function is to provide localized service, and is a
feeder into the county wide MTA Metro service.
Commuter Express is an express bus service from outlying cities to Downtown Los Angeles. Starting in 1985 and
created from former city transit lines, nearly all routes run during rush hours only, and most typically run towards
downtown Los Angeles in the morning rush hour, and away from downtown Los Angeles in the afternoon rush hour.
CityRide is a program for individuals aged 65 or older and for qualified disabled persons in the City of Los Angeles.
LAnow is an on demand shared-ride service designed with feedback from the public. Operating Monday to
Friday, rides are hailed through the LAnow smartphone app, online or by phone. Once reserved, passengers
meet the Rideshare shuttle at scheduled LAnow pick-up/drop-off points. Pick-up/drop-off points are designed
to be less than a few blocks (1/4 mile) apart. The service areas include Venice, Del Rey, Palms and Mar Vista,
with the Rideshare Hub located at the Palms Expo Station.
LADOT Gillig Phantom #14436, displaying a front rollsign similar to
this one, is seen outside of Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.
(Photographer and date unknown, from the collection of Scott
Richards, with assistance from Marc Caraan. Used with permission.)