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Metro's Union Station to Dodger Stadium bus service set to roll again

The Dodger Stadium Express bus service will once again shuttle fans from Union Station to the stadium this season.

March 24, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
For the fifth consecutive year, Metro will offer baseball fans express bus service from Union Station in downtown Los Angeles to Dodger Stadium.

Service will begin on Thursday, March 27 and 28 as the Dodgers host the Angels for the first two exhibition games of the "Freeway Series" and continue throughout the season under a two-year grant approved last year by the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC).

The Dodgers 2014 home opener will be against the San Francisco Giants on Friday, April 4.

Dodger Stadium Express uses a dedicated bus lane on Sunset Boulevard to Dodger Stadium where traffic is expected to be heaviest.

Service will be provided starting 90 minutes prior to the beginning of the games and will end 45 minutes after the end of the games.

"We are ecstatic to be once again offering this service to the people of Los Angeles County and beyond," said Metro Board Chair and Lakewood City Council member Diane DuBois. "In past years, fans from all over have taken advantage of this great service by leaving their cars and SUV's at home and choosing Metro as their Dodger game-day transit provider."

A two-year grant of over $1.1 million ($1,169,000) was awarded to Metro by the MSRC last year to fund the operation of the Dodger Stadium Express service for both the 2013 and 2014 Dodgers baseball seasons. The MSRC awards funding within the South Coast Air Basin from a portion of the vehicle registration fee set aside for mobile source projects that result in emission reductions.

Last year the Dodger Stadium Express bus service transported over 186,000 fans.

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