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Southern California Transit Advocates is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, development and improvement of public transportation in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

Restrictions on Photography of Transit Vehicles

So.CA.TA is concerned about the trend toward unreasonable restrictions being placed on the photographing of in-service public transit vehicles. An example of this is LADOT's Code of Conduct for Passengers that restricts the use of photographic equipment.

The L.A. Dept. of Transportation includes among their rules of conduct for transit users:

#11 - Videotaping or taking photographs on any LADOT vehicle is prohibited without the prior consent of LADOT.

We urge e-mailing messages protesting this rule to L.A. Councilmember Bill Rosendahl, Chair of the City Council Transportation Committee: councilman.rosendahl@lacity.org

Also of concern is the experience of a Valley College student while taking photos in a Red Line station as part of a school project: