March 27: This Date in Los Angeles Transportation History

1895:  The California State Legislature creates the three-person Bureau of Highways to coordinate efforts by the counties to build good roads.

The Bureau later travels to every county in the state in 1895 and 1896 and prepares a map of a recommended system of state roads which they submitted to the governor on November 25, 1896.



1990:  The Southern California Rapid Transit District board of Directors votes 7-1 to enter into an agreement with the Los Angeles County Transportation Comission to contract security services for the forthcoming Long Beach to Los Angeles light rail project to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department.

More information can be found in the April, 1990 issue of Headway, the Southern California Rapid Transit District employee news magazine.



1996:  The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors adopts a proposed Bus System improvement Plan.

The plan, consisting of thirty different projects and programs, is designed to improve service to the transit dependent and to expand mobility options throughout the County.

More information can be found in the May, 1996 issue of the MTA Review employee news magazine