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An Aerial Tram Could Carry Fans to Future Dodgers Games

A coach suspended from a cable (like a big gondola or ski lift) has been proposed by private company Aerial Rapid Transit Technologies, to bring fans to Chavez Ravine in 2022.
April 30, 2018, 8am PDT | Casey Brazeal | @northandclark
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Los Angeles, California

If a new plan goes through, baseball fans could take an Aerial Tram from Union Station to Dodgers Stadium. The plan from Aerial Rapid Transit Technologies (headed by Drew McCourt son of the Dodgers' former owner) calls for private funding. They hope the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) would aid with "route selection and right of way," Jenna Chandler and Matt Tinoco write for Curbed.

The plan has drawn the praise of Mayor Eric Garcetti, who hopes an aerial tram would curb the stadium's notoriously bad game day traffic

"There’s no word yet on how much it would cost to ride the gondola to Dodger Stadium," Chandler and Tinoco report, and there's already a shuttle that uses protected lanes that serves the stadium. Still, the parking lot is full for every game, so most Dodgers fans choose to drive to games.

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Published on Thursday, April 26, 2018 in Curbed LA
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