LA Express Park™, the year-long demonstration project from the City of
Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), is updating parking meter
rates and implementing a time-of-day pricing strategy on additional blocks to
improve parking management.
Wireless sensors continue tracking Downtown street parking activity around the clock.
Using this data, parking meter rates are being adjusted on the first Monday of the month
to better match the price of parking to the demand on each block and each side of the
street. The overall goal of the project is to improve parking availability and reduce the
time spent hunting for parking, in order to cut down on traffic congestion and pollution in
On Monday, June 3rd, LADOT will update parking meter rates throughout Downtown
and extend time-of-day rates to additional blocks. Overall, rates are staying about the
same, but the average rate is decreasing at 3.7% of the Downtown spaces and
increasing at 4.3% of them.
Parking meters with time-of-day rates have different hourly rates matching the parking
demand in the morning, midday, and evening. You can identify these meters by the
unique blue labels that clearly show the maximum hourly rate (see below). The parking
meter or pay station screen will show the current rates that apply on the day you are
parking. And don’t worry; the meter will do the math for you if your parking spans
different rates, so you will always know how much time you are buying.
The time-of-day meter rates are implemented
during the following four time periods:
- Morning – Mon-Fri before 11 AM
- Midday – Mon-Fri 11 AM to 4 PM
- Evening – Mon-Fri after 4 PM
- Saturday all hours
Rate maps showing the hourly rates during each period can be