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Aug 31, 2023
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Los Angeles Aerial Rapid Transit (LA ART)

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Los Angeles Aerial Rapid Transit (LA ART) is a proposal for a zero emission, high capacity aerial transit system to connect Los Angeles Union Station, Chinatown, and Dodger Stadium in 7 minutes. The 3S gondola system will have the capacity to move 5,000 people per hour per direction, and is expected to transport around 10,000 stadium visitors on game days. One of the largest MLB stadiums in the United States, Dodger Stadium is also one of the few that do not have permanent transit service. LA ART is proposed to solve that while also alleviating traffic congestion in the surrounding residential neighborhood, and therefore reducing transportation-related pollution and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. By connecting to Union Station, LA ART would tie Dodger Stadium into the region’s robust public transit system, including subway, light rail, buses, and commuter rail. The system is proposed to be free to ride for anyone attending a game at Dodger Stadium.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is the lead agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and prepared the Draft EIR for the LA ART project that was released for public review and comment in October of 2022. LA ART is a project of Zero Emissions Transit, a supporting non-profit of Climate Resolve.

For more information on the project, check out LA ART’s website and Metro’s LA ART project page.

System Statistics:

Length (miles)1
Projected Opening Date2028
Cabin Capacity30-40
Travel Time7 minutes


Image credits: LA ART


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