Supervisor Hahn and Dodger Legends Urge South Bay Fans to Take Metro’s Dodger Stadium Express This Season
Gardena, CA—On Thursday, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn held a rider appreciation event at the Harbor Gateway Transit Center for fans boarding the Dodger Stadium Express to Opening Day. The Supervisor was successful in securing the funding needed to keep this service going for the 2018 season and took this opportunity to urge South Bay and Harbor Area Dodger fans to use this easy, free Metro service to get to games this season.
Supervisor Hahn and her staff handed out free Dodger Stadium Express shirts and Dodger baseball caps to riders. Dodger legends Manny Mota and Mickey Hatcher came out to meet fans and took the Dodger Stadium Express to the game.
“We all love going to Dodger games—but getting there is another story,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “So this season, I have a message for South Bay and Harbor Area Dodger fans. There is a better way to get to the game. Skip the traffic on the 110, avoid the hassle of parking at the stadium, and take the Dodger Stadium Express!”
The Dodger Stadium Express picks up riders from the Harbor Gateway Transit Center 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. The service is free with your game day ticket or $2.50 without a ticket.
Funding for the Dodger Stadium Express service out of the Harbor Gateway Transit Center for the past three years has been provided by Metro’s ExpressLanes Net Toll Reinvestment Grant Program under a pilot program. That program is set to expire—which put the Dodger Stadium Express at jeopardy. The remaining funds under that program will be used for this years’ service at the request of Supervisor Hahn.
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.