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Metro Rail Openings

1990 July 14: Metro Blue Line opens between downtown Los Angeles and Long Beach (later renamed “A Line”) 1990 September 1: Metro Blue Line Long Beach Loop opens 1991 February 15: Metro Blue Line, Segment II opens between 12th/Pico Station…

Metro K Line: Crenshaw Corridor History and Resources

The Crenshaw Corridor, one of the highest population density regions in Los Angeles, has been a candidate route for mass transit for decades. In the early 20th Century, the corridor was well served by the streetcar system. The corridor was…

Los Angeles Transit Policing: History, Legislation, Resources

Metro and its predecessor transit agencies have a long and complex history of transit policing. Our predecessor agencies, Southern California Rapid Transit District (SCRTD : 1964-1993), Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Agency (LAMTA : 1958-1964), Metropolitan Coach Lines (MCL : 1953-1958),…

Long Range Transportation Plans: A Historical Guide to Los Angeles LRTPs

Page content by Danny Seplow Long Range Transportation Plans (LRTP) are long term plans that were originally created by the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission beginning in 1987, and now by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA or…

Caltrans, CSTA, CTC: A historical guide to California’s statewide transportation agencies and what they do

A post in Streetsblog LA serves as a reminder that identifying and differentiating the roles of government agencies with similar-sounding names is challenging. Throw in a bunch of acronyms, and it becomes outright baffling. The California Department of Transportation, the…

Los Angeles transit’s first Black employee: William E. “Bill” Wells (1862-1943)

Post content by Matthew Barrett, Director, Library, Archives and Records Information Management The Los Angeles Police Department recognized and honored its first black police officer this year, Robert William Stewart, and library staff were prompted to look deeper into Metro’s…

History of Monorail Proposals in Los Angeles and Southern California

— Page content written by Danny Seplow Los Angeles County and Southern California have a long history of monorail proposals that have failed to materialize. The proposals varied from mass transit systems to smaller dedicated lines, such as a downtown…

Los Angeles Transportation Headlines will return Monday, January 3, 2022!

As the news coverage slows and attention is diverted elsewhere during the holidays, we are taking our winter break and will return after New Years. Wishing everyone a safe and joyful holiday season!

We’re On Autumn Break Next Week

Los Angeles Transportation Headlines are taking a break next week! We will return Monday, October 25.

Transportation Headlines: Holiday Break

As 2020 finally comes to a close, we are taking a break from the daily Los Angeles Transportation Headlines, beginning tomorrow. Headlines will return Monday, January 4th. We wish everyone a safe and happy new year!