April 27: This Date in Los Angeles Transportation History

1962:  Metropolitan Transit Authority bus operators don formal attire such as top hats and tails to launch bus service to the new Sherman Oaks Fashion Square.

More information can be found in the May, 1962 issue of The Emblem, the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority’s employee news magazine.



1994:  Metro begins removing and storing nearly 450 terrazzo and brass stars on Hollywood Boulevard’s “Walk of Fame” to avoid adamage and wear during construction of Metro Red Line subway stations at Hollywood/Vine and Hollywood/Highland.

The $2.2 million project is scheduled to have all of the stars back in place by the 1997.

More information can be found in the April 27, 1994 Metro Press Release.



2006:  The California transportation Commission approves allotment of $315 million for the Exposition Light Rail Transit Project.

The funds, Los Angeles County’s share of the 2006 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), are a major source of funding bringing Metro one step closer to breaking ground on the 8.5-mile light rail line.

More information can be found in the April 27, 2006 MyMetro employee news digest.



2012:  The VIP Opening Ceremony is held for Metro’s Expo Line Phase I.

Images from the event can be found here. and more information can be found in the April 27, 2012 Metro Press Release.