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Public Transit 'Trolley' to Dodger Stadium May Not Happen

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Is the above post-Dodger Game traffic jam scenario familiar? Last year, the city did a pilot program called the "Dodger Trolley." It whisked baseball fans to and from Dodger Stadium and Union Station (and some stops between). If the city is to do it for the 2009 season, it would cost $400,000, but with the current budget shortfall and economy, finding the funding has not happened yet, Eric Richardson at blogdowntown reports:

Earlier promises that the team would help the city find sponsors for a 2009 service seem to have fallen by the wayside this offseason. 'In June, when the council approved the two month demo, the Dodgers had committed that ... they would go out and the end of the season and talk to their sponsors,' [Jim] Lefton [from the city] told the [city council] committee. 'When we met with them in December, they indicated that they did not want to talk to the existing sponsors and that they did not want to mess with their existing sponsorship arrangements.'

That forces the city to find its own sponsorship, which has come up empty so far.