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Pacific Electric Railway (1901-1965)

The Pacific Electric Railway, also known as the “Red Car” system, was a mass transit system in Southern California using streetcars, light rail, and buses. At its greatest extent, around 1925, the system interconnected cities in Los Angeles and Orange…

PACIFIC ELECTRIC RAILWAY (PE)

The Los Angeles basin’s interurban system, which once had over 1,100 miles of rail passenger service. Built mainly by Henry E. HUntington, who began it in 1901. The “Red Car” system was a subsidary of Southern Pacific Railway after 1911,…

PADDLE (PADDLE BOARD)

An individual bus or rail schedule (given to operators) which documents the schedule times of a single run on a given line or lines for a work run. The term originates from streetcar individual schedules which were issued to motormen…

PAID AREA

1. An area that a passenger may enter only after having paid a fare or with proper credentials. 2. The area in a station that is set off by barriers, rates, or other structures to permit ready access to transit…

PAID AREA TRANSFER

A transfer in a controlled area, within which all patrons will have paid a fare, that allows boarding of transit units (vehicle or trains) through all doors, without fare inspection. (TRB)

PAID TRANSFER

A transfer that requires an additional payment (transfer fee), either at the time of purchase or at the time of boarding another transit unit (vehicle or train). (TRB)