December 4: This Date in Los Angeles Transportation History

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1991:  The Boards of the Southern California Rapid Transit District and Los Angeles County Transportation Commission approve the merger of the two agencies, as mandated by state law.

The new entity is titled the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and will assume its role nine months after the Governor and state legislature approve the blueprint drafted by Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley and sanctioned by the SCRTD and LACTC Boards.

The January, 1992 issue of Headway, the SCRTD employee newsmagazine recorded comments and statements from SCRTD Board members regarding the merger.