October 15: This Date in Los Angeles Transportation History

1950:  The last day of operations for Pacific Electric’s Baldwin Park Line.


2004:  The Metro Liner makes its debut.

The first of 200 high-capacity buses are slated to operate on many of Los Angeles’ busiest bus corridors and on the Metro Orange Line when it opens in 2005.  The technologically sophisticated super-sized 60-foot Metro Liner is the first articulated bus to operate in Los Angeles in two decades.

MyMetro Employee News Article

Each Metro Liner costs $633,000 and are “the most advanced transit vehicle ever produced in North America,” according to Metro Vehicle Acquisition Manager John Drayton.  More information can be found in the October 15, 2004 Metro Press Release and the October 15, 2004 issue of the MyMetro employee news digest.