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Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Research Library and Archive
One Gateway Plaza, Mail Stop: 99-15-1
Los Angeles, California 90012
Phone: 213.922.4859
Email: library@metro.net
Physical collections: 14
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Bacharach (Jacki) Papers

The Jacki Bacharach papers consist of transit studies, environmental impact reports, general reports, meeting minutes and agendas, workshop notes, transit corridor maps, correspondence, and various planning papers for rail lines, bus routes, and transit organization functions.

Collection of Metro Red Line Construction Progress Photographs

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority collection of Metro Red Line construction progress photographs consists of photos, 35mm negatives, contact sheets, proof approval sheets, correspondence, cassette tapes, and video cassette tapes transferred from the construction company to the Southern...

LACMTA Transit Videos Collection

The LACMTA Transit Video Collection contains over 700 items in video format from the 1970's forward. Items come in a variety of video formats: VHS, Beta, 3/4 inch Umatic, and other commercial grade video.

Los Angeles County Transportation Commission Records

This collection documents the business activities of the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission (LACTC) from 1977 to 1993. Especially well documented are the agency's public relations efforts via the many publications (both internal and external) it issued. Also of interest...

Los Angeles Railway Records

Los Angeles Railway Corporation (LARy) operated local streetcar service from 1895 to 1945. Originally owned and expanded by Henry Huntington, the Los Angeles Railway was sold to National City Lines in 1945, becoming the Los Angeles Transit Lines. The records...

Metro Art Department collection of Metro Rail public art photographs

The Art Department of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA, Metro), created in 1989 under the predecessor transportation agency, Southern California Rapid Transit District (SCRTD), has worked to incorporate public art and transportation. The opening of light and...

Metropolitan Coach Lines Records

The Metropolitan Coach Lines (MCL) records document the expansion of motor coach service and the abandonment of most rail passenger service in Los Angeles. This collection contains records created by both MCL and the Asbury Rapid Transit System, a small,...

Pacific Electric Railway Company Records

The Pacific Electric Railway Company, established by Henry Huntington, connected cities across the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The records in this collection consist of information about rules and regulations governing employees, timetables and vehicle information, financial, operation, and service reports,...

SCRTD files on Blue and White Bus Company of Watts

On November 26, 1967, Dr. Thomas William Matthew of the National Economic Growth and Reconstruction Organization (NEGRO) acquired two South Los Angeles bus companies from Frank and Herbert Atkinson. Atkinson Transportation Company (ATCO) and the South Los Angeles Transportation Company...

SCRTD files on Eastern Cities Transit

This collection focuses on the 1971 acquisition of Eastern Cities Transit, a small bus company serving East Los Angeles, by the Southern California Rapid Transit District (SCRTD).

Shelton (John H.) Personal Memorabilia

John H. Shelton was a conductor for the Southern Division of the Pacific Electric Railway for several years. The collection is comprised of memorabilia used by a Pacific Electric Railway conductor, which includes badges, lapel pins, buttons, and keys. Also...

Southern California Rapid Transit District collection of Metro Rail artist's renderings

This collection contains artist's renderings depicting stations along the originally planned Red Line subway route, as well as stations along the eventually constructed Red and Purple Lines.

Transit Reference Collection

The Transit Reference Collection is an accumulation of reference resources, many now of historical value, collected by the libraries of the LACMTA and its predecessor agencies.

Vandeventer (G. Edward) collection of public transportation ephemera, reports, and other material

Gale Edward “Ed” Vandeventer was an employee of the Southern California Rapid Transit District (SCRTD) from 1975 to 1997. During this time, Vandeventer contributed to the creation of a new scheduling system for SCRTD’s Scheduling Department and was part of...