February 19: This Date in Los Angeles Transportation History

1962:  Goodell Monorail Systems, Incorporated submits to the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority its proposal to construct a monorail system operating between Los Angeles International Airport and the Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal (Union Station) in downtown Los Angeles.

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The proposal outlines either electric power propulsion or gas turbine propulsion, and includes estimates and projections of potential traffic and revenue, design characteristics and construction costs estimates, and provisions for forming an underwriting group to consider purchase of revenue bonds sufficient to construct and equip the system.

It suggests that 3,387,000 passengers would use the monorail annually, but it is never built.

More information can be found in the full-text Report on a Proposal to Construct an Airport Monorail System for Operation between Los Angeles International Airport and downtown Los Angeles.