• Los Angeles Abilities Expo
    LOS ANGELES
    February 23 - 25, 2018
    Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall A
    New Hours: Fri. 11am-5pm | Sat. 11am-5pm | Sun 11am-4pm

Let’s Go to the Expo

Los Angeles Convention Center
West Hall A
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

 

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From the South:
From 110 North, transition to the 10 West and exit immediately from the left lane to Pico Blvd. The Pico offramp becomes L.A. Live Way. Turn right into the West Hall parking garage.

Alternate from the South:
From 110 North, exit at 9th Street. Turn right on Flower Street, right on 11th Street and left on L.A. Live Way. Turn left into the West Hall parking garage.

From the North:
From 110 South, exit at Olympic Blvd. Turn left at bottom of ramp onto Blaine and left on 11th Street. Make an immediate right on L.A. Live Way and left into the West Hall garage.

From the East:
From 10 West, transition to the 110 North (Downtown) and exit at Pico Blvd. The Pico off-ramp becomes L.A. Live Way. Turn right into the West Hall parking garage.

From the West:
From 10 East, exit at Grand Ave. Turn left on Olive Street and left on Pico Blvd. Turn right on L.A. Live Way and right into the West Hall parking garage.

Alternate from the West:
From 10 East, transition to the 110 North and exit at 9th Street. Turn right on Flower Street, right on 11th Street and left on L.A. Live Way. Turn left into the West Hall parking garage.

From Union Station:
By Metrolink Rail: Take the Metro Red Line. Exit at 7th Street then transfer to the Metro Blue Line (Long Beach). Exit at Pico Boulevard Station. Then walk one block west to Figueroa Street.

Commuter Express from Downtown Los Angeles:
Take route 413 - From Temple/Hill (Civic Center) to 11th /Figueroa Street (LACC).

Parking and Drop-off
Passenger drop-off/Parking: If your passenger requires an elevator, enter the gates of the West Hall Parking Garage of the LACC at the traffic light on Pico Blvd. between Figueroa Blvd. and L.A. Live Way. Turn right and proceed to the attendant who will direct your passenger to the elevator and you to parking.

If you do not require an elevator, you may also enter the gates of the West Hall Parking Garage of the LACC from L.A. Live Way at the West 12th Street traffic light, which is between Chick Hearn Court and Pico Blvd. Proceed to the attendant who will direct your passenger to the drop-off location and you to parking.

Parking at the LACC is $20/entry and subject to change. (If entering the parking garage after 4 pm, the price is $25/entry.)

If you will be driving a conversion van taller than 7', special parking arrangements have been made.  Please drive to the loading dock ramp on L.A. Live Way for accessible parking. The LACC is not able to accept motor homes in their parking lot.

Please Note LA City Changes to Accessible Parking

As a result of a review by the Los Angeles Convention Center and the City of Los Angeles, the Convention Center has been advised to alter their accessible parking to be ADA compliant.

This week, consultants to the City walked through and reviewed the building and plans for Abilities Expo - noting LACC's previous commitment to Abilities Expo and their needs for additional accessible parking. The review resulted in a suggestion that the previous usage we had planned for Abilities Expo does not meet the exiting codes for accessible parking.

This will result in Fewer ACCESSIBLE parking spaces available to our attendees and guest as we have had in the past.

We want to inform everyone that the possibility of a shortage can occur and hope that you will either use our drop off facilities or come early to get an accessible space.

West Garage has 30 permanent accessible spots and LACC can create an additional 37 that meet the recommended code. Additionally, South Hall Garage has 37 in the north section and 35 in the south section.

The other spot where accessible spots can be created is Gilbert Lindsey, however that will result in a limited use of the elevator to gain access to the West Hall.

We are sorry for this inconvenience, but our lease is with the City and they need to pass on the recommended results to Abilities.

Transpo to the Expo

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is unique among the nation’s transportation agencies. It serves as transportation planner and coordinator, designer, builder and operator for one of the country’s largest, most populous counties. More than 9.6 million people – nearly one-third of California’s residents – live, work, and play within Metro’s 1,433-square-mile transportation service area.

Besides operating over 2,200 peak-hour buses on an average weekday, Metro also designed, built and now operates 73.1 miles of Metro Rail service.  The Metro Rail system consists of the Metro Red Line and Purple Line subways, and the Metro Blue, Green Line, and Gold Lines.  In total, the Metro Rail system serves 70 rail stations stretching from Long Beach to downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Universal City and North Hollywood in the San Fernando Valley, from downtown Los Angeles to Pasadena and East Los Angeles, and Norwalk to El Segundo, and all points in between.

With 200 bus lines and five rail lines, Metro can take you just about anywhere in LA County.  To get more detailed information, please turn on your computer and click on Metro.net, then “Rider’s Guide”.

Attending the Abilities Expo using public transportation is easy and convenient.  If you live near a Metro Rail line, you can take the rail to the Blue Line, exit at Pico Station and head west.  Pico Station is one block from the LA Convention Center.  Several Metro bus lines service the Convention Center: Express Lines 439 and 442, Rapid Line 730, and Local Lines 30, 31 and 81.  Additionally, eight other transit agencies pick up and drop off near the Center.

Walking/rolling directions from the Pico Station/Blue Line:

  • Proceed north on Flower toward 12th Street (away from Pico)
  • Turn left on 12th Street
  • Cross Figueroa
  • Proceed on accessible walkway that will take you near the Staples Center and to the West Hall A entrance, which is a straight shot from the 12th/Figueroa intersection.

Metro’s fares:

Cash Fares

Regular

Senior/
Disabled/
Medicare

Base Fare
Required for each boarding

$1.75

$0.75

Metro Day Pass
Good for local travel all day; Zone charges may apply on some lines

$7.00

$2.50

Metro-to-Muni Transfer
Required for transfer to municipal lines; Not valid on Metro bus or Metro Rail

$0.50

$0.25

Freeway Express Add-Ons
Bus only on freeway routes

Zone 1

$0.70

$0.30

Zone 2

$1.40

$0.60

Seniors Age 62+/Disabled Off-Peak Base Fare
Weekdays 9am – 3pm and 7pm – 5am;
All day on weekends and Federal holidays

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$0.35

Express + Zone 1 Premium Charge     
Additional fare required only on freeway segments $0.75 $0.60
  • On buses only, single fares may be paid with cash. Metro bus operators do not carry change, please have exact fare ready.
  • Metro Passes can only be loaded onto a TAP card. The pass is activated the first time you TAP.
  • On Metro Rail and the Metro Orange Line, all fares must be loaded on a valid TAP card; pay your fare before you board at self-service TAP vending machines.
  • Two children under age 5 may travel free with each fare-paying adult on bus or rail.

Reduced Fare Passes
Metro's Reduced Fare Programs enable eligible applicants to obtain special TAP cards for reduced-rate fares and passes. For more information about eligibility and applications, visit metro.net.

TAP is a fare payment system used by Metro and many other regional transit agencies.  TAP is a durable plastic card with an electronic chip inside that you can use again and again.

You can load your TAP card at TAP vending machines at all Metro Rail and Metro Orange Line stations, Metro Customer Centers, and approximately 400 pass sales outlets. 

For additional information about Metro’s Reduced Fare Program, visit metro.net; for more information about TAP, visit taptogo.net.

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