Lawsuit Aims to Stop Dodger Stadium Gondola

A proposed aerial tram project that would shuttle visitors to L.A.’s Dodger Stadium faces backlash from environmental and community groups.

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March 27, 2024, 11:00 AM PDT

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction

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A proposed gondola (or Aerial Rapid Transit) between Union Station and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles is meeting with more opposition from local residents and environmental groups, reports Rachel Uranga in the Los Angeles Times. “A group of environmentalist and community activists sued the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Monday over its approval last month of a ‘fatally flawed’ environmental review of the project, and implied the city of Los Angeles should have done the report.” 

The gondola project would include a seven-story tall station in the Los Angeles State Historic Park and gondolas carrying up to 5,000 people per hour during game days. While project supporters say it will provide a more efficient and sustainable way for people to reach Dodger Stadium and avoid driving, critics say the gondola will obscure views from historic sites, eliminate 2 acres of park space in the State Historic Park, and spur more development nearby. “The lawsuit argues that because that development around the stadium is ‘foreseeable,’ it must be accounted for in the environmental report.”

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