February 25: This Date in Los Angeles Transportation History

1997:  Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Interim Chief Executive Officer Linda Bohlinger testifies before Congress.

Metro’s leader presented a statement before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and Related Agencies.

Her remarks highlight surface transportation programs and projects which are vital to the social and economic needs of Los Angeles residents and the business community.  These include Metro Rail construction, advanced technology buses, and federal assistance to capital projects.

Bohlinger had previously testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Surface Transportation on September 26, 1996.

More information on her 1997 testimony can be found in the full-text Statement here.