April 1: This Date in Los Angeles Transportation History

1938:  The Mount Lowe Railway discontinues rail service according to provisions of the California Railroad Commission.

No regular service had been operating to Mount Lowe Tavern since the disastrous fire in September, 1936.

More information can be found in the April, 1938 issue of Pacific Electric Magazine.

1993:  The last day of business for both the Southern California Rapid Transit District and the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission following their merger on February 1, 1993.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is formed through California State Assembly Bill 152 (Katz).

More information can be found in the 1997 Metro Press Release.

2004:  Developers begin construction on two residential buildings adjacent to Union Station at the corner of Alameda Street and Cesar Chavez Avenue.

The $34 million project is slated to consist of 278 one-and two-bedroom units, marking a new milestone in the city’s transit-oriented development efforts.

More information can be found in the April 1, 2004 MyMetro employee news digest.