December 28: This Date in Los Angeles Transportation History

1999:  The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority issues an invitation for bid for the purchase of 370 forty-foot Low Floor buses to be delivered by June 30, 2002, with options to purchase additional buses in the future.  The options allow the purchase of up to 700 additional buses within the next four years.

Metro’s first low-floor bus, #7000, taken August 1999. (Click for more information)

More information can be found in the December 28, 1999 communication from Metro CEO Julian Burke to the Metro Board of Directors.



2007:  In a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority submits it Congestion-Reduction Demonstration Initiatives application on behalf of the Los Angeles Region.

The application is submitted in partnership with California Department of Transportation District 7 (Caltrans) and on behalf of other regional partners, including the Southern California Association of Governments, the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments, the South Bay Cities Council of Governments, the City of Los Angeles Department of transportation, the Los Angeles County Department of Public works, the Southern California Regional Rail Authority, Foothill Transit, Gardena Transit, Torrance Transit, and the California Partners for Advanced Transit and highways from the University of California, Berkeley.

The application outlines proposals for congestion pricing, transit complementary services, and technology complementary services.

More information can be found in the December 28, 2007 Metro CEO Daily Brief communication.