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Kenn Bicknell

Calling all transit and history fans! Hundreds more “Then & Now” historic L.A. transit photos available here!

It’s a beautiful thing when Southern Californians take pride in their fascinating and diverse history.  This past weekend the Metro Transportation Library & Archive logged its 3,000,000th view on our online Flickr photo gallery (yes, three million in less than five years). Over here at The Source, the reaction to “then [continue reading]

Metro Library debuts new interactive timeline and family tree for L.A. transit history

  The Metro Transportation Library & Archive have been hard at work producing two new tools that explain Los Angeles transit history dating back to 1874. This week, the Library unveils an interactive timeline allowing users to better understand the 140-year evolution of local transit from numerous private street railroads into publicly-governed agencies. [continue reading]

How is a mastodon like a bus?

Transit and transportation planning, construction and operations must take into account numerous interdisciplinary fields. These include urban planning, geology, law, sociology, demographics, engineering, hydrology, sustainability, cartography, history and other disciplines. Metro’s Library & Archive collects, preserves and provides access to a wealth of information related to these subjects. Perhaps surprising [continue reading]

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