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No ‘E’ Ticket Needed on This Wild Disney Ride

Burbank Police were called to the intersection of Sparks Street and Alameda Street Monday afternoon after several cars were involved in a chain reaction type accident.

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Burbank Police direct traffic around a chain-reaction accident Monday afternoon (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

All the cars involved received damage when they were re-ended by a car or van behind them.The last vehicle was a Shuttle Bus carrying Disney Employees.

Burbank Police Motor units handled the paperwork, including getting drivers statements and witness statements.

Any and all injuries were minor, property damage was evident to all the cars involved.

Burbank Police Officer Jim Peterson gathers information following the accident.(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police Officer Jim Peterson gathers information while consoling a young victim following the accident.(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Shuttle Endeavour Burbank Flyover is Once in a Lifetime Event to Witness

Did you see it? When the NASA 747 banked left over the Burbank Media District on its approach to Universal Studios, life in Burbank came to a sudden halt for a few seconds as people of all ages looked to the sky to see one of the great man made events of the 21st century. Some in the area who also saw the Queen Mary sail into Long Beach for the last time said that it did not compare to the American history that circled overhead. BurbankNBeyond took a couple of pictures and if any readers have a photo they would like to share email it to endeavour@Burbanknbeyond.com and we will be glad to post it for you.

Endeavour banks to the left as it flies over Burbank on its way to Universal Studios. (Photo By Craig Sherwood)

Photo By Craig Sherwood

Dodgers to Once Again Offer Express From Union Station for Fans

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Metro will once again offer Dodger Stadium Express bus service from Union Station to Dodger Stadium this season through a grant approved by the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC). Service will begin on April 3 before the Dodgers’ exhibition game against the Angels and continue throughout the season.

For the third consecutive year, a grant of $300,000 was awarded to Metro by the MSRC in support of clean fuel transit service to link Union Station to Dodger Stadium. Funding under the grant will be used to offset the cost of fares on the Dodger Stadium Express bus service for passengers possessing a Dodgers ticket. Dodger game tickets will be honored as fare payment to ride the bus service and those without a ticket will pay the regular one-way fare of $1.50.

Last year, the Dodger Stadium Express bus service transported more than 116,000 fans with 68 percent of those riders using public transportation from their place of origin to get to Union Station to take advantage of the special bus service to the games.

The Dodger Stadium Express will pick up fans at the Patsaouras Bus Plaza adjacent to the east portal of Union Station and continue to Dodger Stadium via Sunset Blvd. and Cesar Chavez Avenue. Passengers will be dropped off and picked up in Dodger Stadium’s parking lot G in center field. Service will start 90 minutes prior to the beginning of the games and will end 45 minutes after the end of the game. Shuttles will run every 10 minutes before the game and run approximately every 30 minutes after the game starts.

Metro will deploy state-of-the-art 40-foot clean burning compressed natural gas (CNG) buses, as MSRC funding is awarded within the South Coast Air Basin from a portion of the vehicle registration fee set aside for mobile source projects that result in emission reductions. The Dodger Stadium Express bus service will be provided by Veolia Transportation under contract to Metro.

Patrons are encouraged to use the many transportation alternatives that serve Union Station and will connect them to the Dodger Stadium Express. For specific route and schedule information visitwww.metro.net. More information about the Dodger Stadium Express can also be found atwww.dodgers.com/express.