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Los Angeles DASH bus strike ends; regular service resumes

LADOT Dash Bus at Hollywood/Vine station.
LADOT Dash Bus at Hollywood/Vine station.
Scott Page/Metro Library & Archive/Flickr Creative Commons

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) announced Sunday that DASH service would be resuming immediately as the DASH bus strike ended. All routes had resumed normal service as of Monday morning, according to Metro.

The strike affected 19 routes of the low-cost DASH neighborhood bus service. The routes cover downtown L.A. and Mid-City, according to Veolia.

The strike was against Veolia Transportation, a private company that operates DASH routes under a contract with LADOT. In a press release, Veolia said, “Veolia Transportation regrets very much the loss of service that resulted from the strike and would like to thank our patrons, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation and, most importantly, DASH riders, for their patience during this very difficult time.”

In a press release, LADOT said, “LADOT thanks you for your patience and understanding during the strike by the employees of our private contractor. We look forward to being able to resume all our normal bus service and to seeing you back on board.”

According to Veolia, they have over 200 transportation contracts with cities, transit authorities and airports and employ over 20,000 people.