July 9: This Date in Los Angeles Transportation History

2009:  The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority joins the Google Transit Partner Program and signs a license agreement to include Metro’s bus and train information on Google Maps.

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LACMTA expects to benefit from increased ridership since there were 25.9 million domestic visitors to Los Angeles County in 2007 who spent $2.85 billion on transportation.  2008 witnessed 4.7 million international visitors.

More information can be found in the July 9, 2009 issue of the MyMetro employee news magazine.