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Dodger Stadium shuttle set to roll for Tuesday's home opener

April 9, 2012 |  2:18 pm

Fans attend a pre-season game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Angels at Dodgers Stadium last week. Credit: Michael Nelson / EPA

Instead of paying the usual $15 to park at Dodger Stadium, fans can take a shuttle from Union Station to the ballpark for Tuesday’s home opener and the rest of the season.

The Dodger Stadium Express will run 90 minutes before each game and 45 minutes after, with shuttles running about every 10 minutes, officials with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority said this week.

Metro officials said the shuttle service is funded by a $300,000 grant from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee, whose mission is to fund projects reducing pollution from motor vehicles.

"Once again, The Dodger Stadium Express comes through for fans," said Metro Board Chairman and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. "Through a generous grant, the MSRC will allow ticketed fans to ride free from Union Station to Dodger Stadium with the purchase of a Dodgers game ticket."

Fans should catch the shuttle at Patsaouras Bus Plaza on the east side of Union Station. The service also runs every 30 minutes during the game.

Last year the bus service transported over 116,000 fans with 68% of those using public transportation from their place of origin.

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Photo: Fans attend a pre-season game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Angels at Dodgers Stadium last week. Credit: Michael Nelson / EPA

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