July 28: This Date in Los Angeles Transportation History

2005: Metro Board members and executives from Italian rail car manufacturer Ansaldobreda, Inc. inspect a new, technologically advanced light rail vehicle that will help Metro accommodate future growth of the Metro Rail system.

The 2550 Light Rail Vehicle is the first of 50 that Metro ordered from the manufacturer, at a cost of $2.9 million each.

More information can be found in the July 28, 2005 Metro press release. and the July 29, 2005 MyMetro employee news digest.