photo courtesy Metro Transportation Library and Archive’s Flickr page
This photo cracks me up. The year was 1982 and the old RTD — one of Metro’s predecessor agencies — was promoting a mass transit convention by putting tires on an old streetcar and driving around in downtown L.A. traffic. I’m sure the idea sounded better than than now.
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