November 8: This Date in Los Angeles Transportation History

1956:  Angeles Crest Highway across the San Gabriel Mountains is dedicated and open to public use.



After decades of planning and construction, the new highway saves motorists between Los Angeles (La Canada) and Big Pines near Wrightwood 42 miles of travel, and allows for all-year access to mountain recreational areas.



The first engineering work on the route was executed in 1919.

An extensive history of the Angeles Crest Highway project can be found in the November-December, 1956 issue of California Highways and Public Works.



2005:  The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Research Library & Archive begins publishing Los Angeles Transportation Headlines.



The Headlines, now distributed via a digital newspaper, are posted daily and also sent out to subscribers as an email digest.

The news features aggregated local, regional, national and international news stories related to Los Angeles transit transportation.  More information on the importance of the Headlines can be found here.