July 11: This Date in Los Angeles Transportation History

2006:  The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority announces that the solar panel installation at Metro’s San Fernando Valley bus divisions has saved the agency at least $185,000 in electricity costs.

The properties had been outfitted with a total in 1,648 solar panels in May, occupying a total of 43,000 square feet of rooftop space at Divisions 8 and 15 in Chatsworth and Sun Valley.

More information can be found in the July 11, 2006 MyMetro employee news digest.