October 25: This Date in Los Angeles Transportation History

Dorothy Peyton Gray

2001:  The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors votes unanimously to rename the agency’s library as the Dorothy Peyton Gray Transportation Library.

The action recognizes the distinguished thirteen-year career of Dorothy Gray who built the library into the fourth largest transportation library collection in the United States, bringing it national and international respect as an important research repository.

With origins dating back to Los Angeles Railway in 1890, the library has served employees, students and the general public continuously since 1971.