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Transit Tip: Check Your DASH Sign for Stop Number

By Eric Richardson
Published: Friday, December 04, 2009, at 09:28AM
DASH Stop Eric Richardson [Flickr]

This DASH "F" sign at 8th and Flower now includes the stop's unique identification number, "6140."

For a little over a month now, smart DASH riders have been able to get live arrival times for their buses via the web, phone and text. For those who spend a decent amount of time on the little white and blue buses, the info is invaluable.

LADOT is now doing its part to make the latter two of those access mechanisms easier by printing each stop's unique identification number on the DASH stop sign.

Using the code is easy. Just make a call to (213) 785-3858, press 0, and then type in the stop number (for instance, "6140" in the pictured sign). You can also get arrivals via text by sending a message to 41411 that says "dtdash" and the stop number (for instance, "dtdash 6140").

Those with mobile web access or checking in from their desks can access the info by visiting dtdash.com.

The system is operated by Syncromatics, the vendor that provides GPS systems for LADOT's DASH buses.

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