June 25: This Date in Los Angeles Transportation History

2009:  Marking the first official project to begin construction under the voter-approved Measure R transportation sales tax, Metro breaks ground on a four-mile extension of the Metro Orange Line to Chatsworth.

The $215.6 million construction is expected to create 3,000 annual full-time equivalent jobs and to infuse $461 million in direct and indirect business revenues back into the local economy.

More information can be found in the June 25, 2009 issue of the MyMetro employee news magazine.