September 1: This Date in Los Angeles Transportation History

1911:  Los Angeles Pacific Railway‘s 50%-completed line between Hollywood and Van Nuys is turned over to Pacific Electric Railway during “The Great Merger.”

Eastern Cities Transit bus, circa 1960 (Click for more information).


1971:  Southern California Rapid Transit District acquires Eastern Cities Transit.


1990: The Metro Blue Line‘s Long Beach Loop opens.

Southern California Rapid Transit District and Los Angeles County Transportation Commission officials join with members and local business and community groups to celebrate the opening of four new rail stations in downtown Long Beach.

Metro Blue Line’s Long Beach Loop on opening day, September 1, 1990. Photo by Alan Weeks. Click for more information

More information can be found in the October, 1990 issue of Headways, the Southern California Rapid Transit employee news magazine.