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Monday, September 26, 2016

Will the Dodger Trolley be dropped from the 2009 line up?

One of the few major successes for the Dodgers this year was the launch of the Dodger Trolley, a free shuttle from Union Station to Chavez Ravine. But that shuttle was not free for Los Angeles tax payers, who paid about $150,000, or twice what was budgeted, to keep the shuttles rolling. With the cost of the shuttle expected to rise to $350,000 next year for the full season and the Dodger’s refusing to shoulder the cost, one Los Angeles City councilman is threatening to bring the service to a stop.

“The city isn’t going to pay for it if I have my way,” councilman Bill Rosendahl told Steve Hymon of the LA Times’ Bottleneck Blog. But the Dodgers have a lot of influence on the council, notes Hymon, and other costs to worry about:

“This will be a fun standoff, should it transpire. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is saying the city budget is already deep in the hole, but the Dodgers have proved in the past to have a lot of friends on the City Council. At the same time, the Dodgers may be rolling the money trucks up to free agent Manny Ramirez any day now — giving the team cause to plead poverty.”



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