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New transportation center unveiled at Dodger Stadium07/20/2007 7:02 PM ET
LOS ANGELES -- In a continued effort to improve the Dodger fan experience, the Los Angeles Dodgers have unveiled a new Transportation Center at Dodger Stadium. The hub, now in full operation, is located at the Stadium on the Club Level at the top of the escalators. The Dodgers created the facility in partnership with KFWB News 980, the Department of Transportation and Standard Parking. The Transportation Center is also connected to CALTRANS and the Los Angeles Police Department to further ensure accuracy.
"The Transportation Center at Dodger Stadium enables us to provide our fans with the most updated and accurate information as they make their way to and from Dodger Stadium," said Dodger Owner and Chairman Frank McCourt. "From this hub, we are able to connect and coordinate multiple transportation authorities and partners and provide a safer and more efficient parking system for all Dodger fans."
As part of this system, all 255 acres of Dodger Stadium parking lots are monitored by cameras that provide a full view of all parking lot entrances and exists from multiple vantage points. KFWB traffic reporters now provide LIVE traffic and parking updates via KFWB News 980 and Dodger Radio 1610 AM. KFWB News 980's Richard Turnage and Doug Dunlap provide stadium traffic reports prior to "Covering the Bases" and during "Covering the Bases" Turnage and Dunlap relate stadium traffic reports every ten minutes. A constant flow of traffic and parking information is also broadcasted on Dodger Radio 1610 AM, a newly dedicated station.
The Transportation Center is manned by a transportation manager and a parking manager who are connected to approximately 200 parking and security officers throughout Dodger Stadium. In addition, more than 40 Department of Transportation engineers and traffic officers are plugged into the Transportation Center providing traffic and parking updates from outside the Stadium. The hub also uses multiple resources to monitor all traffic throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
For more information on parking at Dodger Stadium, please go to dodgers.com.
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