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Level of Service. A measurement monitor based on traffic counts. Used by the Congestion Management Plan (CMP) to assign ratings at specific corridor locations ranging from “A” (best) to “F” (worst).

LOS ANGELES COUNTY METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

Established by the California Legislature April 1, 1993. The LACMTA (MTA) is the result of a merger of the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission (LACTC) and the Southern California Rapid Transit District (SCRTD). MTA is a public entity with a…

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (1993 – Present)

LACMTA is the product of the merger of two previous agencies: the Southern California Rapid Transit District (SCRTD or more often, RTD) and the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission (LACTC). SCRTD and the LACTC officially merged on April 1, 1993.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION

Merged With SCRTD, effective April 1, 1993 to form Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Created by the California Legislature in 1976 to fund and coordinate public transportation improvements in the county. Acquired additional authority with the successful transit funding…

Los Angeles County Transportation Commission (1977-1993)

The Los Angeles County Transportation Commission (LACTC) (1977-1993) was created by the State of California for the purposes of funding, planning, constructing and coordinating transportation improvement programs countywide.  It later merged with the Southern California Rapid Transit District (SCRTD, 1964-1993)…

Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority (1951-1964)

The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority (sometimes referred to as LAMTA or the “first” MTA) was a public agency formed in 1951. Its original mandate was to perform a feasibility study for a monorail line which would have connected Long Beach…

LOS ANGELES MOTOR COACH CO.

A jont operating agency formed by Pacific Electric Railway and Los Angeles Railway in 1923 (original operating name was Los Angeles Motor Bus Co. but renamed Los Angeles Motor Co. in 1930) to operate certain bust lines. Dissolved in 1949,…

LOS ANGELES RAILWAY

The local transit system in Los Angeles. The “Yellow Car” system was an outgrowth of horse, cable, then electric railway systems and began its corporate identity in 1895. Control of LARY passed to Henry E. Huntington in 1898. Conversion of…

Los Angeles Railway (1895-1945)

The Los Angeles Railway (LARy), was a system of streetcars in Los Angeles between 1895 and 1945. It operated on 3 foot, 6 inch (1,067 mm) narrow-gauge tracks and connected the city center to neighborhoods in about a six-mile radius…

LOS ANGELES REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION STUDY (LARTS)

An organization of transportation planners and data analysts who have developed and are charged with maintaining procedures for monitoring and forecasting travel in the Los Angeles area. It has primary responsibility for predicting future travel behavior within six counties (Los…