1924: Los Angeles Motor Bus Company begins bus service to Griffith Park.
After twelve months of study, Jenkins outlines the benefits of converting many streetcar lines to motor coach service, including:
- Increased service standards
- Abandonment of lightly patronized lines
- Greater efficiency in service, cleaning and repair of equipment
- More frequent renewals of equipment
- Curb loading safety
- Decreased congestion through curb loading
- Flexibility of motor coaches in time of major disaster as compared to fixed rail lines
- Removal of unsightly electric traction power poles and wires
- Reduced noise
- Improved air quality
- Elimination of financial deficit
1966: Santa Monica Freeway is completed, becoming the western terminus of Interstate 10.
Originally billed as the “Olympic Freeway,” the name was changed during the planning stages in 1958.