Weekend Traffic: DASH bus strike, Pasadena Marathon, LA mayoral inauguration

Eric Garcetti will be sworn in as Los Angeles mayor in a
Eric Garcetti will be sworn in as Los Angeles mayor in a "block-party" style inauguration Sunday at 6 p.m. In this photo, Garcetti delivers a speech on May 21, 2013.
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Strike to impact DASH Downtown bus services

Los Angeles commuters who use DASH Downtown to get around should be aware that bus services and 14 routes have been suspended and limited due to a contractual dispute between the private services provider, Veolia Transportation, and its employees.

There will limited service on Routes D and E and a portion of Route F, but routes serving neighborhoods in South LA and the Hollywood area were suspended immediately as of Thursday.

DASH Beachwood Canyon, DASH Hollywood/Wilshire and DASH Southeast/Pueblo del Rio will operate a limited schedule, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) announced Thursday in a press release.

DASH Downtown Routes A and B will not be operational due to the strike.

Maps of the affected routes can be found on LADOT's website by clicking a route's name. 

Individuals who do take some of the suspended services can look to city subways, light rails and Metro buses for alternate methods of transportation.

Los Angeles Mayoral Inaugaration could affect your evening commute (Sunday)

In a public "block-party," Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti will be sworn in Sunday at 6 p.m. on the Spring Street steps of City Hall facing Grand Park. 

Spring Street, between Temple and 1st streets, will close Friday at 7 p.m. Broadway will close Saturday at 7 p.m. between the same streets. Both streets will reopen Monday at approximately 6 a.m.

You may want to keep away from this area if you're not planning on joining the festivities.

LA fans may congest streets for weekend Los Angeles Dodgers home games

Sunset Boulevard and the 110 South may get a little busy this weekend with three back-to-back home Dodgers games: Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

Games are scheduled to begin at 7:10 p.m., which means the streets may start getting packed around 6 p.m., or even earlier. 

Arroyo Boulevard to close for Pasadena Marathon (Sunday)

Although the race begins Sunday at 6 a.m., street and freeway ramp closures for the Pasadena Marathon will begin at 5:30 a.m. 

The Seco/Mountain Street ramp at 210 freeway and the Eastbound Orange Grove Boulevard ramp at 134 freeway will both be closed for the race from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Colorado and Arroyo boulevards will be closed until 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., respectively.

Commuters are being advised to avoid Hill Avenue off the 210 freeway as officials expect significant traffic and delays in that area. View a map of the closures.

Orange County Transportation Authority discontinues OCLink Pass

The OCLink Pass, which allowed all-day weekday access to Metrolink and OCTA bus service in Orange County for $7, will be discontinued July 1.

Riders can continue purchasing Metrolink weekday tickets from Metrolink ticket vending machines. 

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This article has been updated.