Los Angeles Department of Transportation

Earl Aims to Transform Lives in L.A. by Tackling Racism in Government

Monique Earl, senior assistant general manager and chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, aims to fulfill her vision of transforming lives by “unraveling institutional racism and discrimination in our government institutions.”

Childhood dream fuels career success in transportation

Corrine Ralph serves as LADOT’s first female bureau chief A childhood attraction to transportation planning has become a career for Corrine Ralph. As the first female to head transit programs for the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), she oversees the second largest bus network in L.A., which helps residents easily travel around the city. Ralph’s responsibilities include the Dash, Commuter Express and the Cityride programs, which have combined fleet of 356 vehicles. Dash buses are a frequent sight in South L.A., operating routes in Crenshaw, Leimert/Slauson, Chesterfield Square, Vermont-Main and Watts. In other parts of the city, the service