This collection contains artist's renderings depicting stations along the originally planned Red Line subway route, as well
as stations along the eventually constructed Red and Purple Lines.
Planning for Metro rail service formally began in 1975 with SCRTD's formation of a Rapid Transit Advisory Committee to identify
a starter line for rail rapid transit. In 1979, a Draft Environment Impact Report/Alternatives Analysis is released for a
rail starter line that would eventually become the Metro Red Line subway. In 1980, a majority of Los Angeles County voters
approved Proposition A, a half cent sales tax for transportation improvements, with 35% of revenue dedicated for rail construction.
Planning was in full swing in the early 1980s, when the first renderings in this collection were created.
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