• Los Angeles Aerial Rapid Transit

Press

June 11, 2018

Metro accepts unsolicited proposal from Los Angeles Aerial Rapid Transit Technologies

Statement from Aerial Rapid Transit Technologies

“We received confirmation today that Metro has accepted our unsolicited proposal and invited Los Angeles Aerial Rapid Transit Technologies to move to the second phase of its process. We appreciate Metro’s response and are very excited to share more details about this ground-breaking technology.”

– Martha Welborne, project manager

August 10, 2018

Metro moves to next step in consideration of ARTT proposal

Statement from Aerial Rapid Transit Technologies

Metro sent ARTT a request for information today to keep our project moving forward. Here’s our statement on the great news:

“Today’s action by Metro means we are one step closer to gondolas flying thousands of fans to Dodger Stadium. We are pleased that Metro recognizes the aerial has the potential to be a fun and iconic local attraction that captures the public imagination and instills a sense of civic pride.  We look forward to continuing our partnership with the transit agency to improve the way Angelenos move between downtown and Dodger Stadium.”

— Martha Welborne, project manager

August 15, 2018

Statement from Aerial Rapid Transit Technologies

“We welcome innovative transit solutions with the potential to take cars off the road and reduce the release of greenhouse gas emissions. That’s one reason why we are so excited about our work with Metro to construct an iconic aerial gondola between Union Station and Dodger Stadium, providing wonderful views of Los Angeles as well as convenient transportation.   With 56,000 fans attending a Dodger game, we are confident of success for the gondola and there is ample opportunity for other transit options including the Dugout Loop to succeed.”

–Martha Welborne, project manager

September 26, 2018

Statement from Aerial Rapid Transit Technologies

“Aerial Rapid Transit Technologies (ARTT) marked another milestone on Sept. 26 when we submitted our response to Metro’s Request for Information, which provides additional detail on ARTT’s plans to finance, design, build, operate, and maintain an aerial rapid transit system between Union Station and Dodger Stadium.

ARTT first submitted its Unsolicited Proposal to the Office of Extraordinary Innovation in April 2018. In June, we were pleased to receive confirmation that Metro had accepted that proposal and invited us to move onto the second phase of the project. We received the transit agency’s Request for Information in August.

 We look forward to continuing to advance this project and work with Metro as a partner to demonstrate that innovative, clean energy, sustainable, privately-funded transportation can be made available to Los Angeles in harmony with publicly funded infrastructure.”

— Martha Welborne, project manager

April 25, 2019

Angelenos are one step closer to flying to Dodger Stadium

Statement from Aerial Rapid Transit Technologies

“In another major milestone, Metro’s Board of Directors has endorsed moving the environmental review process forward for Aerial Rapid Transit Technologies’ gondola system that will fly thousands of fans from Union Station to Dodger Stadium. We look forward to continuing to advance this innovative and sustainable—privately-funded—transportation project and appreciate the continued support of the Los Angeles Dodgers for this exciting opportunity to expand transportation options for Dodger fans.”

— Martha Welborne, Project Manager