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Guide to the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission Records
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This collection documents the business activities of the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission (LACTC) from 1977 to 1993. Especially well documented are the agency's public relations efforts via the many publications (both internal and external) it issued. Also of interest is the documentation on the LACTC and SCRTD merger found in the Projects series. Most of the material is in paper format, although meeting minutes are also available digitally. Some documentary photos are also included.
As traffic and congestion continued to worsen in 1970's Southern California, civic leaders realized that a new approach to regional transportation planning was required. The last two public transit agencies, the LAMTA and its successor, the SCRTD, were not legally equipped to deal with the fractious political landscape that characterized the Southern California region, nor were they authorized to develop the economic or political clout needed to address region-wide transportation issues.
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