June 16: This Date in Los Angeles Transportation History

1983: The Los Angeles Times endorses Metro Rail.

In an editorial, the newspaper underscores the need for Metro Rail as the backbone of the countywide transit network and further called for congress to support the project with a construction funding commitment.

The article notes that: The track has never been clearer. The project has solid community backing…the need is clear. The support is clear. If Congress listens to the majority of California’s, the track will be clear as well.

More information can be found in the July, 1983 issue of Metro Rail News, the Southern California Rapid Transit District employee news magazine.