Heads of All City Departments
Eric M. Garcetti, Mayor
TAP Cards for City Employees Working in Downtown Los Angeles
January 29, 2014 As Mayor, improving City government efficiency through technology and innovation is one of my top priorities. Encouraging city employees to use transit as opposed to city vehicles to conduct local city business will reduce maintenance, fuel and parking costs, traffic and air pollution. Accordingly, my office is working with LADOT to implement a program that will provide TAP smart cards to all City employees working in Downtown Los Angeles. These TAP cards will be loaded with passes that will enable City employees to ride DASH Downtown Los Angeles for free. This new program will replace an existing program under which City departments buy DASH tickets to give to their employees when making City business trips on DASH. The new program will eliminate the need to print and distribute paper DASH ticket books. We anticipate an increase in DASH ridership as a result of this program, and using TAP will allow LADOT to track effectiveness and use of the TAP cards by City employees. All City Department heads shall encourage their employees to use DASH instead of City vehicles for work trips within Downtown Los Angeles. I am directing all Department Heads to begin implementing this program by having their personnel staff compile a list of all employees (including interns and student professional workers) currently working in the Downtown Los Angeles area served by DASH Downtown Los Angeles, including names, work location and employee identification number. Departments should retain these lists and forward a count of the total number of employees on their lists to LADOT, attention Kari Derderian (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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