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Guide to the Jacqueline Bacharach Office Records
02-DPGTL  
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Description
The Jacqueline Bacharach Office records document late twentieth century Los Angeles transit history. By the early 1980's it became clear that the division of power and responsibilities between the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission (LACTC), local transit agencies such as the Southern California Rapid Transit District (SCRTD), and local government bodies was proving to be an obstacle to the rational and efficient development of a countywide mass transit system. The reports and office correspondence in this collection illustrate how these problems and their solutions were being formulated and developed by the LACTC. Also at this time, the LACTC and its sister transit agencies were preparing to re-introduce rail lines as part of the mass transit system of Los Angeles County. Samples of the reports and studies generated at the early stages of these projects are represented here. Detailed descriptions of series and folders is contained in the Arrangement and Description section of this finding aid.
Background
The Los Angeles County Transportation Commission (LACTC) was created by the California State legislature in 1976 as part of the County Transportation Commissions Act. The privately owned and operated companies which had dominated public transit in Los Angeles since the 1890's had given way in the 1960's to an array of uncoordinated and disconnected publicly held agencies operating at state, county and local levels. The mandate of the commissions was to oversee mass transit planning and policy setting at the regional level, coordinating the previously disparate efforts of the various local agencies and government bodies involved in mass transit construction and operations.List of Abbreviations
  • CTC - California Transportation Commission
  • LACMTA - Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • LACTC - Los Angeles County Transportation Commission
  • SCAG - Southern California Association of Governments
  • SCRRA - Southern California Regional Rail Authority
  • SCRTD - Southern California Rapid Transit District
  • List of Sources
  • - Compass Southern California, http://www.socalcompass.org/index.php (accessed May 5, 2006).
  • - Dorothy Peyton Gray Transportation Library, Los Angeles Transit History, available at http://www.mta.net/about_us/library/transit_history.htm , (April 6,2006).
  • - Los Angeles County Transportation Commission records, 06-DPGTL. Dorothy Payton Grey Transportation Library.
  • - LACMTA, "Goodbye Jacki, Ray, Judy and Jinny - We'll Miss You!", Inside Moves, n. 3, March 1993, Dorothy Payton Grey Transportation Library, LACTC Publications.
  • - LACTC, "New Commission Chairwoman Jacki Bacharach Looks Ahead - Discusses Her Objectives and Priorities for the LACTC's Next 12 Months", Promotion, v.1, n.2, Winter 1985, Dorothy Payton Grey Transportation Library, LACTC Publications.
  • - Mobility 21, http://www.mobility21coalition.com/overview/index.html (accessed May 5, 2006).
  • - Palos Verdes Library District.
  • - South Bay Cities Council of Government (SBCCOG), http://www.southbaycities.org/ (accessed May 5, 2006).
  • Extent
    1 box (.5 linear feet)
    Restrictions
    For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Dorothy Payton Grey Transportation Library. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the Dorothy Payton Grey Transportation Library as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement that may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the Dorothy Payton Grey Transportation Library collections.
    Availability
    Please contact the Dorothy Peyton Gray Transportation Library and Archives for information on collection access and restrictions.