With the return of spring brings Baseball back into the hearts of fans nationwide. In Los Angeles, this means, “it’s time for Dodger Baseball,” as Vin Scully used to say. While the Dodgers may have started in New York, Los Angeles has been their home since 1958. Unfortunately, given the location and limited accessibility of Chavez Ravine, traffic to and from Dodger Stadium has traditionally been a nightmare for patrons of the great American past time. The lack of parking and public transit has limited pedestrian access and caused massive traffic jams in the minutes before opening pitch.
To reduce the strain of potentially over 56,000 visitors, the city of Los Angeles has once again brought back the Dodger Stadium Bus Service. Starting with the season opener, LA Metro will continue the bus service to ensure safe travel for baseball fans to and from the stadium on game days. The bus service runs from Union Station to Chavez Ravine and is free to ride with a game ticket. The bus service was funded by a grant to reduce to air pollution and with the number of guests it services during home games, its effectiveness speaks for itself.