November 12: This Date in Los Angeles Transportation History

1890:  Sherman and Clark begin purchasing many of the rail companies operating in Los Angeles.


1992:  Outgoing Los Angeles County Supervisor Kenneth Hahn, affectionately referred to as the father of public transportation in Los Angeles County, is honored at a regular meeting of the Southern California Rapid Transit District Board of Directors.

Among Hahn’s many contributions to local transit is his spearheading the passage of Proposition A in 1980, the half-cent sales tax that provided better bus service in the region.

More information can be found in this 1992 issue of Headway, the Southern California Rapid Transit District employee news magazine.