Hahn Secures Funding for South Bay Dodger Stadium Express for 2018 Season
San Pedro, CA—Today, LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn and Metro partnered to announce that the popular Dodger Stadium Express bus service to the South Bay will continue for the 2018 baseball season. While many worried the service would end this year, Hahn worked with Metro officials to secure the additional funding necessary to preserve the popular route to Dodger Stadium.
“This is great news that we are able to preserve the South Bay Dodger Stadium Express for the 2018 season!” said L.A. County Supervisor and Metro Board Member Janice Hahn. “This is a fast and easy way to get to the game and avoid the hassle of parking at the stadium. This service is so important to South Bay and Harbor Area Dodger fans and I will work with Metro and the Dodgers to find the funding we need to keep this service going for years to come. Go Dodgers!”
The Dodger Stadium Express picks up passengers at the Harbor Gateway Transit Center ahead of all Dodger games and travels along the I-110 Harbor Freeway ExpressLanes. The service is free for all game ticket holders and $2.50 without a ticket. Funding for the Harbor Gateway Transit Center service for the past three years has been provided by Metro’s ExpressLanes Net Toll Reinvestment Grant Program under a pilot program. The remaining funds under that program will be used for this years’ service at the request of Supervisor Hahn.
The service will begin with exhibition play between the Dodgers and Anaheim Angels on Monday, March 26, and for regular season play beginning Thursday, March 29 for the season opener against the San Francisco Giants.
The Dodger Stadium Express bus service has transported more than 1.46 million fans since beginning in 2010. During the 2017 season, record ridership was achieved, thanks to playoff and World Series action with more than 241,000 fans riding the service to Dodgers’ games.
Service from the Harbor Gateway Transit Center will be provided beginning two hours prior to the start of the games and ending 45 minutes after the game is over. Baseball fans can board buses located at Bay 9, with buses running every 20 minutes. Fans will be dropped off behind right field at Dodger Stadium. Buses back to Harbor Gateway Transit Center will pick up patrons at the same stop after the game.