Since there have been recommendations on taking the Dodger Shuttle yet no definitive reports back I thought a report back with my experience last night would help out future users.
The shuttle originates a Union Station. Union Station is served by Metrolink, Amtrak, the Red, Purple, and Gold lines, and many bus lines. There is also parking for those not able to access any of those yet would like to utilize the shuttle.
When arriving at Union Station, make your way to the VIGNES ST exit, which is well marked. As you approach the exit you will see additional signage for the "Bus Plaza" and a freestanding temporary sign pointing the way for the Dodger Shuttle.
The Bus Plaza is also named the Patsaouras Transit Plaza....same place in case you get confused. The plaza is basically a driveway on steroids but is clearly marked with numbers 1 through 9. Bay 3 is the one you want and it's immediately to your right as you exit the Station and go up a few stairs.
The fare is free with a ticket but I did not see them check everyone. If they check and you don't have a ticket the fare is $1.50...which is still relatively inexpensive
Shuttles leave approximately every 10 minutes starting 90 minutes before game time. The route takes you west on Caesar Chavez Ave through some of the old historic sections of LA. Actually, a portion of Casear Chavez is/was a portion of the old Route 66. The shuttle actually has a stop along the way, Casear Chavez and Hill St, which surprised me. There is a sign there and I suppose someone could park near there and hop on the shuttle. I wouldn't recommend that though.
The route is a dedicated bus lane but still has to respect the the traffic lights and speed (it's NOT an express route...just limited to shuttles and buses only).
The route turns into Sunset Blvd and enters the Echo Park neighborhood before entering the stadium grounds. Drop off is behind the Right Field Pavilion, near the Will Call kiosks. Total trip time...10 minutes.
Shuttles will take you back to Union Square after the game and will continue running for 45 minutes after the final out. Pick up is the same as the drop off point. Shuttles were lined up and the wait to get on one was about 90 seconds, if that long. Time to get back to Union Station was about 10 minutes.
Overall, the experience was very good and I would definitely use it again.
I left the Thousand Oaks area at 5PM, on a weekday, picked up a buddy in Agoura Hills, and still made the first pitch...not bad at all. We parked the car for free at the Universal City Red Line station and took the Red Line to Union Station, a trip of 28 stress free minutes.