Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich has secured a $300,000 grant to run a no-cost Express Bus connecting Dodger Stadium to Union Station for the 2010 baseball season.
Antonovich, a member of the Governing Board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District, obtained the grant from the Mobile Sources Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee in an effort to reduce traffic and improve air quality.
“Dodger fans across the County can now avoid the traffic, save gas and help improve air quality by using public transit and our new Dodger Express Bus to get to the game,” said Antonovich.
The route will use 40-foot clean-burning compressed natural gas buses to shuttle people from Union station to Dodger Stadium every 10 minutes prior to the start of the game and run approximately every 30 minutes throughout the game.
Union Station was chosen because it is already a hub for Metro buses and rails, Metrolink, and a number of regional bus lines.
Dodger game admission tickets will be honored as fare payment to ride the bus.
Antonovich, along with Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials and the South Coast Air Quality Management District, will unveil the new Dodger Express Bus at Dodger Stadium at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 22.
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