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The city's Department of Transportation (LADOT) begins operation a new DASH bus route that will serve the Central City East area of Downtown. From 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., the new DASH Central City East route will serve Little Tokyo, the Toy District, the Arts District and the Flower District. The new DASH route also offers riders the ability to connect with other DASH routes in Downtown LA (routes A, D and E.)

“This part of Downtown Los Angeles has become a strong economic and cultural center. Bringing DASH service to the area will add to the vitality of Central City East,” Dept. of Transportation head Rita Robinson said in a press statement.

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The line replaces the now debunk City Hall dash route. However, it will serve all the original shuttle stops except 2nd and Broadway and 2nd and Spring in addition to the 11 new stops expanding the circuit.

DASH Central City East will offer free rides until Sept. 12 and then will charge 25¢ per boarding.