1961: The California Toll Bridge Authority sells $5,000,000 in revenue bonds for construction of a suspension bridge over the main channel of Los Angeles Harbor between San Pedro and terminal Island.
More information can be found in the May-June, 1961 issue of California Highways and Public Works.
1979: The federal Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) notifies Southern California Rapid Transit District that it has approved funding for 1,200 new buses.
SCRTD General Manager Jack R. Gilstrap notes that:
“A public transit investment in Los Angeles is worthwhile — just last month we recorded our highest level of ridership ever…Our next goal is to convince Washington to let us move forward on a rail rapid transit project in our most densely populated area.”
More information can be found in the May, 1979 issue of Headway, the Southern California Rapid Transit District employee news magazine.