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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!

New Resource: Transit & The COVID-19 Pandemic

In an ongoing effort to inform our Metro family and researchers far and wide, we are collecting, preserving, and providing access to a number of disparate resources regarding transportation and the COVID-19 pandemic. A new Metro Primary Resources page serves…

We Are Always Here For You With Online Resources, 24/7

To Our Metro Family, This is an unusual time for us, many of whom are either working from home or are not able to visit us in person for research and other information. You may not know that the Metro…

Los Angeles in the 21st Century: How Much Do the City’s 1988 Forecast and Transportation Recommendations Hold Up?

Tomorrow is the 30th anniversary of the submission to Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley the final report of The Los Angeles 2000 Committee, LA 2000: A City for the Future. A compelling read in its entirety, the report is a…

100 Years Ago Today: The Tragic Accident That Changed Los Angeles Streetcars Forever

At approximately 9:20 p.m. on this date in 1913, a Pacific Electric streetcar on the Venice Short Line slammed into another one on the same track just 50 feet east of Vineyard Junction. The accident, near the present-day intersection of Pico Boulevard…

Changes Are Coming To Our Transportation Headlines: Same Great Content In A New, Improved Format

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In our quest to continue bringing you news and information in a timely and efficient manner, we are preparing to move the primary format for the Los Angeles Transportation Headlines from Blogger to This change is scheduled for Monday, June…

We Are In Overdrive: L.A. Constructs The Future, 1940-1990

“Every city has had its boom, but the history of Los Angeles…should be regarded as one continuous boom punctuated at intervals with major explosions.”  —Carey McWilliams, Southern California: An Island on the Land, 1946 Metro Transportation Library, Archives & Records…

At L.A.’s Streetcar Inauguration, Who Told 8-Year Old Shirley Temple, “Buy Yourself A New Automobile”?

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This week marks the anniversary of the 1937 National Transportation Week celebrations in Los Angeles. We reviewed the event for last year’s 75th anniversary, and included video footage of child actress Shirley Temple helping out with the launch of the new PCC…