Dodger stadium shuttle may be coming to plate again

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre So it was canceled.Meanwhile, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich is pushing for a public-private partnership with the Dodgers for a transit link. The partnership could involve Dodgers’ sponsors.The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which oversees the Metro buses, cannot get involved because service to Dodgers games is areconsidered a special event, and that would violate federal charter bus regulations.Even so, Metro could only provide bus service to the games if there were no available or interested private operators. And there certainly are private operators that could do the job.Q: “Can you check with Caltrans on progress being made on car-pool lanes on the Golden State Freeway south from Newhall through the Ronald Reagan Freeway,” asked Andy Stewart of Valencia. A: Construction started in May 2005 on a $41.6million project to build 6.2miles of car-pool lanes in each direction of the Golden State Freeway from the Antelope Valley Freeway to the Ronald Reagan Freeway. It should be done in spring 2008.Q: “How can we get rid of a sign that forbids right turns at certain times of the day from Baden Avenue onto Plummer Street,” asked said Charlene Martin of Chatsworth. “There’s a three-way stop there. Many cars turn right anyway. Some turn left and make U-turns.”Martin said.“I don’t understand why the sign is there in the first place,” said Martin. “I think it’s more of a hassle and a problem for people turning left than it would be to change the sign.”A: A petition drive from area residents – including local horse owners – triggered its installation some time ago.Neighbors were concerned that the street was heavily used as a shortcut by commuters, said Bruce Gellman, spokesman for the Los Angeles Department of Transportation.To get the sign down, you could start a petition among residents. It will also need the approval of your local Los Angeles city councilman because , since the office approved the original petition to install the sign.There’s a chance that traffic patterns have changed since it was originally installed. And you can contact the engineering field office for the city’s Transportation Department and ask for a traffic evaluation on that corner.It could be as simple as a field engineer going out to evaluate the intersection. Or, if it’s more involved, the office could do a traffic count.The West Valley district engineering office is at 19040 Vanowen St., Reseda, CA 91335. Or call them at 818-756-8784.If you pursue this, Charlene, keep us posted on the results.Q: Recently, traffic signals replaced stop signs at the corner of Valley Circle Boulevard and Bell Canyon Road. But the signals all flash red lights.“Since that’s the equivalent of a stop sign, why did the city replace the stop signs with signals?” asked said Edward G. Hesler Jr. of West Hills.A: Apparently the signal will be up and running in a few weeks – after stop signs about 700 feet away at Highlander Road are removed.The city’s Department of Transportation does not want to turn on the signal right now when it’s sitting that close to the four-way stop.Meanwhile, the signal is intended to mimic the a stop signs it replaced, said Gellman.Have questions about transportation? Call us at 818-713-3683 or send them to Please include your name, phone number and city.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Doesn’t take much time when cruising around Los Angeles before you start scratching your head about the way transportation runs in this fine city.The Daily News receives many phone calls and letters full of questions from readers about streets, buses and freeways. We will answer them all, but please know that we only have room to print a few at a time.Q: Larry Grodsky of Los Angeles writes: “There once was a shuttle between Union Station and Dodger Stadium. Then suddenly the service stopped. Can you find out why the Dodgers are against public transportation to the stadium?”A: The shuttle was not a hit with all baseball lovers when it operated during the 2004 season from Union Station to Dodger Stadium. It had low ridership. Some nights, there were fewer than less than 50 passengers aboard, said Camille Johnston, Dodgers spokeswoman.last_img

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