Dodger Stadium shuttles are back


Free shuttle service between Dodger Stadium and Union Station will resume this season.

The city of Los Angeles offered free shuttles during the second half of the 2008 season, but the service was discontinued last season when the city said it could no longer afford the cost and the Dodgers declined to pick up the tab.

The $300,000 to cover this season’s shuttles comes from state funding administered by the Air Quality Management District. The Dodgers have agreed to spend a similar amount to publicize the service at Dodger Stadium on the team website and on radio and television broadcasts, said Howard Sunkin, senior vice president of the McCourt Group.

Sunkin said he expects about 2,500 fans per game to use the service.

“The entire Dodger organization is ecstatic that public transportation has been restored to Los Angeles’ greatest sports venue,” Sunkin said. “It’s a welcome addition for our fans and our neighbors.”

— Bill Shaikin