The private group planning to build the aerial rapid transit project between Union Station and Dodger Stadium — known as LA ART — is hosting two virtual public meetings this week to give the public the chance to learn more about how the project would work and the routing.
The first meeting is on Thursday, June 3, at 6 p.m. and the second meeting is on Saturday, June 5, at 10 a.m. Register here.
Some quick background on the project: In 2018, Aerial Rapid Transit Technology LLC (ARTT) submitted a proposal to Metro’s Office of Extraordinary Innovation for an aerial rapid transit gondola between Union Station and Dodger Stadium. Metro agreed to act as the lead agency for the project’s environmental studies.
The appeal is easy to see: Union Station is the busiest transit hub in our region with access to Metro’s B (Red), D (Purple), L (Gold) and J (Silver) Lines, numerous local bus lines as well as Metrolink and Amtrak. As the crow flies, Dodger Stadium is close and in a typical season (non-pandemic) the ballpark attracts well over three million fans. Plus, the proposed system will have a station in Chinatown with great access to the popular Los Angeles State Historic Park.
Here are some renderings courtesy of LA ART: