April 16: This Date in Los Angeles Transportation History

1972:  Southern California Rapid Transit District moves its downtown Long Beach location from the Continental Trailways depot to a station facility in downtown Long Beach’s Breaker’s Hotel on Ocean Boulevard.

The facility provides easy boarding for all lines in and out of Long Beach, selling tickets and passes, and providing service information.

1974:  Southern California Rapid Transit District holds public hearings to review its Urban Mass Transportation Administration capital grant application for the Fourth Quarter of the 1974 fiscal year.

Projects include:

Division 7 relocation and reconstruction

Division 1 land acquisition and improvements

Macy Yard improvements

Print Shop improvements

300 new buses

250 buses rehabilitated

Emergency repairs to the Administration Building

Purchase of equipment to implement flat fare