August 27: This Date in Los Angeles Transportation History

1958:  Federal laws relating to highways are revised, codified, and re-enacted as Title 23, United States Code, “Highways.”

More information can be found in the September-October, 1962 issue of California Highways and Public Works.


2004:  Metro announces that it will ask the City of Los Angeles to make a one-mile dedicated buses-only lane on Wilshire Boulevard in West Los angeles a permanent improvement.

Metro Rapid Bus, 2005. Click for more information

A staff recommendation approved yesterday by the Metro Board of Directors also calls for the evaluation of additional segments of Wilshire Boulevard and other Metro Rapid bus corridors that have potential for dedicated peak period transit lanes.

More information can be found in the August 27, 2004 Metro press release and the September 1, 2004 MyMetro employee news digest.