The Jacqueline Bacharach Office records document late twentieth century Los Angeles transit history. By the early 1980's
it became clear that the division of power and responsibilities between the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission (LACTC),
local transit agencies such as the Southern California Rapid Transit District (SCRTD), and local government bodies was proving
to be an obstacle to the rational and efficient development of a countywide mass transit system. The reports and office correspondence
in this collection illustrate how these problems and their solutions were being formulated and developed by the LACTC. Also
at this time, the LACTC and its sister transit agencies were preparing to re-introduce rail lines as part of the mass transit
system of Los Angeles County. Samples of the reports and studies generated at the early stages of these projects are represented
here. Detailed descriptions of series and folders is contained in the Arrangement and Description section of this finding
The Los Angeles County Transportation Commission (LACTC) was created by the California State legislature in 1976 as part of
the County Transportation Commissions Act. The privately owned and operated companies which had dominated public transit
in Los Angeles since the 1890's had given way in the 1960's to an array of uncoordinated and disconnected publicly held agencies
operating at state, county and local levels. The mandate of the commissions was to oversee mass transit planning and policy
setting at the regional level, coordinating the previously disparate efforts of the various local agencies and government
bodies involved in mass transit construction and operations.List of Abbreviations
CTC - California Transportation Commission
LACMTA - Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
LACTC - Los Angeles County Transportation Commission
SCAG - Southern California Association of Governments
SCRRA - Southern California Regional Rail Authority
SCRTD - Southern California Rapid Transit District
List of Sources
- Compass Southern California, http://www.socalcompass.org/index.php (accessed May 5, 2006).
- Dorothy Peyton Gray Transportation Library,
Los Angeles Transit History, available at http://www.mta.net/about_us/library/transit_history.htm , (April 6,2006).
- Los Angeles County Transportation Commission records, 06-DPGTL. Dorothy Payton Grey Transportation Library.
- LACMTA, "Goodbye Jacki, Ray, Judy and Jinny - We'll Miss You!",
Inside Moves, n. 3, March 1993, Dorothy Payton Grey Transportation Library, LACTC Publications.
- LACTC, "New Commission Chairwoman Jacki Bacharach Looks Ahead - Discusses Her Objectives and Priorities for the LACTC's
Next 12 Months",
Promotion, v.1, n.2, Winter 1985, Dorothy Payton Grey Transportation Library, LACTC Publications.
- Mobility 21, http://www.mobility21coalition.com/overview/index.html (accessed May 5, 2006).
- Palos Verdes Library District.
- South Bay Cities Council of Government (SBCCOG), http://www.southbaycities.org/ (accessed May 5, 2006).
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