Flying buses and other alternatives a hot topic at Primary Resources blog

A woman inspects a model of helicopter with passenger-carrying pod in photo published April 4, 1965, in the Los Angeles Times. Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Times photographic archive, UCLA Library.

A woman inspects a model of helicopter with passenger-carrying pod in photo published April 4, 1965, in the Los Angeles Times. Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Times photographic archive, UCLA Library.

Get your read on for “Future Stations of the Past,” the latest in intriguing news from the past in the Metro Library’s “Primary Resources” blog.

The series is illustrated with renderings of future Metro Rail stations that were envisioned but never built.

Take the Wilshire / La Brea station, for example, still on paper in 1987 when planners were mapping out a vertical alternative for an option to build transit overhead. (First in the series)

But the aerial structure couldn’t hold the future any better than the flying buses (or passenger helicopters) proposed in 1968 to whisk passengers to LAX from a proposed downtown Metroport. (Second in the series)

Check it out in Primary Resources at the Metro Library online.