[NoHo Arts District, CA] – Getting around North Hollywood without a car may seem like something out of a science fiction novel, but LADOT Transit has made fiction fact by expanding its network of DASH neighborhood circulator bus services to North Hollywood. DASH North Hollywood became the 28th Los Angeles neighborhood to have its own circulator bus service on December 17, 2022.
DASH North Hollywood operates every day of the year. Weekday service operates every 30 minutes from 6:00 AM until 7:45 PM. The service begins at 9:00 AM on weekends and ends at 6:45 PM operating at the same 30-minute frequency. DASH North Hollywood buses operate both clockwise and counterclockwise meaning riders can choose the best direction in which to travel to reach their destinations.
Connecting to Metro’s Red and Orange Lines, DASH North Hollywood also serves many neighborhood activity centers including the NoHo West Shopping Mall, the Television Academy, the Earhart Library, East Valley High School, the North Hollywood Medical Center, and the NoHo Arts District.
DASH NoHo is operated with environmentally friendly buses powered by compressed natural gas. LADOT Transit is converting its entire fleet to electric by 2025 with new buses being introduced into its fleet almost every month.
LADOT Transit’s Customer Service Center provides route planning and service information from 6:30 AM until 7:00 PM, Monday through Friday and from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM on weekends. LADOT Transit provides real-time bus arrival information at every one of its bus stops. Riders with smart phones merely need to turn on the GPS function of their phones or find a WIFI signal. Riders can send a text message using the stop number sending it 41411. Information about LADOT Transit’s Commuter Express, Cityride and LAnow services are available at ladottransit.com.
About LADOT Transit DASH
LADOT Transit, part of the City of Los Angeles’ Department of Transportation, launched its first DASH route in Downtown Los Angeles in 1986. The service was built on providing fast, frequent service for people making trips that were short in distance and time at an affordable cost. DASH originally charged only 25¢ up until 2012 when the fare was raised to 50¢. Most recently all DASH services have been provided for free as a response to the pandemic and continue to operate without fares.