September 5: This Date in Los Angeles Transportation History

1988:  Southern California Rapid Transit District General Manager Alan Pegg meets with members of the press to unveil models of the new and refurbished “Flxible” and “Double-Deck Freeway Flyer” buses.

The first shipment of 150 new advance design buses purchased by the District are designed for urban and heavy local service.  They have features such as large-platform wheelchair lifts at the front door, air-conditioning, and “vandalism-proof” interiors.

More information can be found in the October, 1988 issue of Headway, the Southern California Rapid Transit District employee news magazine.