The Los Angeles Department of Transportation Wednesday increased the frequency of service, and added two hours of operation, for the DASH bus line that runs between the Griffith Observatory and Metro Red Line Vermont/Sunset Station in Los Feliz.
Weekday morning service is now being operated on a shorter Los Feliz loop, that does not serve the Greek Theatre or Griffith Observatory, from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., with buses running every 20 minutes from the Vermont/Sunset Station to Los Feliz/Hillhurst. Beginning at 10 a.m., and continuing until 10 p.m., buses will run every 15 minutes covering the entire route, which includes the theater and observatory. The last bus from Vermont/Sunset leaves at 9:45 p.m.
On weekends and holidays, service begins at 10 a.m. and runs every 15 minutes until 10 p.m., covering the entire route.
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"The DASH to the Griffith Observatory has been one of our best tools to reduce car use in Griffith Park, providing car-free access to nearly half a million people in fiscal year 2017 to 2018 alone," City Councilman David Ryu said. "More electric DASH buses connecting the (Metro) Red Line to the Greek Theatre and Griffith Observatory means shorter wait times."
City Councilman Mitch O'Farrell agreed, saying expanded DASH service hours for the route "will benefit thousands of additional riders every month, and I am excited to see this improvement implemented."
LADOT anticipates that the improved line will serve around 460,000 riders in the first year. The fare remains unchanged: 50 cents cash or 35 cents when paid via a stored-value TAP card.
"As a daily user of public transportation, I know how important it is to have transit options that get you to where you need to be, on time and without a long wait," said LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds.
For more route and service information, visit www.ladottransit.com.