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March 22, 2010 For Immediate Release
ANTONOVICH UNVEILS NEW CNG DODGER STADIUM EXPRESS BUS
Fans Can Connect Directly from Union Station to Dodger Stadium for 2010 Season
LOS ANGELES COUNTY – Supervisor Antonovich joined officials from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), the City of Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium to unveil a new Dodger Stadium Express Service Bus to Union Station.
A member of the Governing Board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD), Antonovich secured a $300,000 grant from the Mobile Sources Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee to operate a no-cost Express Bus connecting Dodger Stadium to Union Station for the 2010 season.
“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 Stadium Express Bus to get to the game,” said Supervisor Antonovich. “We want all of our Dodger fans to ‘Think Blue, Act Green,’ and as a Angels fan who grew up in South Central Los Angeles, we want to see in 2010 the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim play the Los Angeles Dodgers of Chinatown for the World Series.”
State-of-the-art 40-foot clean-burning compressed natural gas buses will run between Union station and Dodger Stadium every 10 minutes prior to the start of the game and run approximately every 30 minutes throughout the game. Union Station is served by Metro buses and rail, Metrolink, and many regional bus lines. Dodger game admission tickets will be honored as fare payment to ride the bus. For specific route and schedule information, visit www.metro.net or call 1-800-COMMUTE.
Supervisor Antonovich serves on the Board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
Seven CNG buses would be used for 83 home games -- two preseason and 81 regular season games.
Pre-Game - service will be provided on a 10 minute frequency from 90 minutes prior to game up to the 3rd inning.
Mid-Game - service will be provided on a 30 minute frequency between the 3rd inning and 7th inning
Post-Game - service will be provided "load and go" from 7th inning to 45 minutes after game ends
For video of the press conference please, click here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ika3w3zxR-Q
To view additional photos from the press conference, click here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mike_antonovich/sets/72157623672040800/