February 17: This Date in Los Angeles Transportation History

1876:  The Los Angeles and Aliso Avenue Street Railroad Company incorporates.  It is later deeded to Central Railway Company on October 20, 1883.


1971:  California Assembly Bill AB544 is introduced in the State Legislature.

The measure seeks to extend California’s 5% sales tax to purchases of gasoline, with the stipulation that 80% of the new revenues be used for local development of public transit facilities and services throughout the state.

More information can be found in the June 1, 1971 issue of RTD Flyer, the Southern California Rapid Transit District employee news magazine.