April 25: This Date in Los Angeles Transportation History

1974:  Los Angeles County residents can buy Southern California Rapid Transit District monthly passes for $10, while senior citizens may purchase monthly passes for $9.



1987:  The Central Maintenance Facility (CMF), the largest construction project ever undertaken by Southern California Rapid Transit District, opens.

The Facility houses the new District shop, supporting 13 operating divisions and serving as administrative headquarters for the Equipment Maintenance Department.

One highlight of the new equipment there is the Automated Storage and Retrieval System, considered the state of the art among warehousing and inventory systems for a stores area large enough to accommodate ten football fields of parts and other materiel.

Rendering of Central Maintenance Facility at December, 1983 presentation (Click for more information)

The CMF replaces the South Park shops, an antiquated and outgrown facility converted from a 1910 rehabilitated car barn.

Numerous images from the Central Maintenance Facility’s opening and dedication can be viewed here.

More information can be found in the May, 1987 issue of Headway, the Southern California Rapid Transit District employee news magazine.