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Guide to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Collection of Metro Red Line Construction Progress Photographs
03-DPGTL  
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Description
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 California Rapid Transit District and the Rail Construction Corporation by the construction company PDCD. The material in this collection was created between the years 1987 and 1992 when the first segment of the Red Line was being built
Background
The Southern California Rapid Transit District (SCRTD), was created by an act of the California State Legislature in 1964, and took over all of the bus service operated by Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority (LAMTA).The Southern California Rapid Transit District (SCRTD) was created through the California state legislature on August 22, 1964 in order to improve public transportation in Southern California and to create rapid transit for Los Angeles. The SCRTD began planning for rail rapid transit in Los Angeles, starting with the Metro Rail subway, a heavy rail line connecting downtown Los Angeles to Mid-Wilshire and North Hollywood. In 1976, the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission (LACTC) was created to take responsibility for planning and construction of light rail in Los Angeles, beginning with the Blue Line. SCRTD and LACTC were merged in 1993 by the state legislature, resulting in the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA). The Rail Construction Corporation (RCC) was created to consolidate all rail projects, heavy and light, for the five years preceding the merger of the SCRTD and the LACTC. Although construction of the Red Line began with the SCRTD, the LACMTA completed construction of the subway line. The first segment of the Red Line, consisting of Union Station, Civic Center Station, Pershing Square Station, 7th St/Metro Center Station, and Westlake/MacArthur Park Station, opened for service on January 30, 1993.
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