In the summer of 1990 I was 9 years old and nothing mattered more to me than the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. That’s why these early videos promoting the opening of the Metro Blue Line featuring none other than the Ninja Turtles are just so radical to me.
Hat tip to Dairenn Lombard who’s been posting historical Blue Line videos to the Metro Facebook for the last few weeks and introduced me to the Ninja Turtles/Blue Line mash up.
Videos covering July 1990 opening day, and some of the pre-opening events:
and from its first anniversary:
Here’s a fictitious look back at LA’s transportation future, not too far off the mark in its predictions, except for the maglev, monorails and flying cars: