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Blue and White Bus Company of Watts (SCRTD files)
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Series 1: Legal Proceedings July 1969 - September 1971

 

Subseries 1.1: Public Utilities Commission Hearings July 1969 - September 1971

box 1, folder 1

PUC Application No. 51244 1969 July 14

Scope and Contents

Decision No. 76167 "…for an order granting permission to abandon certain portions of its passenger stage lines…"
box 1, folder 2

PUC Application No. 51777 1970 March 18

Scope and Contents

Decision No. 77328 "…for an order granting permission to re-route and extend certain portions of its passenger stage lines…"
box 1, folder 3

PUC Application No. 52218 1970 October 1

Scope and Contents

Decision No. 77867 "…for an order authorizing issuance of a Note and Security Agreement in connection therewith, and for a permit to issue and sell capital stock and for a permit to issue warrant for capital stock."
box 1, folder 4

Cal. PUC No. 3 1971 February 3

Scope and Contents

In compliance with Decision No. 78274, issued by Mayme G. Davies, Blue and White Project Administrator, "…local passenger tariff naming passenger fares and rules and regulations governing the same…"
box 1, folder 5

PUC Application No. 52311 1970 November 13; 1971 April 23

Scope and Contents

Amendment to application "…for an order granting permission to increase fares." and a "report on results of operations of Blue and White Bus Company of Watts…"
box 1, folder 6

PUC Resolution No. PE-102 1971 June 29

Scope and Contents

"Resolution ordering suspension of authority to operate as a passenger stage corporation."
box 1, folder 7

PUC Case No. 9261 1971 August-September

Scope and Contents

Decision No. 79147 "Report on order instituting investigation of Blue and White..."
 

Subseries 1.2: Conflict Between RTD and Blue and White 1971

box 1, folder 8

Materials regarding conflict 1971 February

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, reports on Blue and White activities on February 8th, 9th, 10th and 16th, origin & destination checks, copy of newspaper articles, legal advice, as well as other materials
box 1, folder 9

Meeting with B&W Representatives 1971 March 8-10

Scope and Contents

Materials regarding March 10, 1971 of representatives from Blue and White, RTD, PUC, and the Transportation Employment Project, includes correspondence, notes, attendance, and meeting minutes.
box 1, folder 10

Letter from Rev. Jesse L. Boyd Jr. to Wilson Kline 1971 August 30

Scope and Contents

Letter from Reverend Jesse L. Boyd Jr of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference sharing his concerns with Wilson Kline of PUC about Blue and White being a victim of discrimination on the part of RTD.
 

Series 2: Cessation and Acquisition 1965-1974

 

Subseries 2.1: Blue and White Cessation 1965-1971

box 2, folder 1

Blue and White activities and related materials 1965, 1971, undated

Scope and Contents

Route descriptions, headways, B&W line descriptions, fact sheets, trouble report forms, copies of timetables, copies of newspaper articles, correspondence, handwritten notes, and excerpts from “Violence in the City—An End or a Beginning?” in a report by John A. McCone.
box 2, folder 2

RTD emergency services 1970-1971

Scope and Contents

Materials regarding RTD emergency services to provide tranportation in the wake of Blue and White cessation. Folder includes correspondence, passenger checks, route maps, bulletins, handwritten notes, clipplings. Also included are copies of letters from and to Augustus F, Hawkins and Carlos C. Villarreal regarding Blue and White discontinuation of Line No. 6 in November 1970.
 

Subseries 2.2: RTD Acquisition of Blue and White 1971-1974

box 2, folder 3

Service and financial studies (1 of 2) 1971-1972, undated

Scope and Contents

Origin and Destination report, line decriptions including route maps, passenger checks, proposal for fare increase, and a call for a turn-around study. Materials mostly handwritten and mostly undated.
box 2, folder 4

Service and financial studies (2 of 2) 1971-1972, undated

Scope and Contents

Survey of passenger opinion regarding RTD and its acquisition of former B&W lines, proposed establishment of combined routes, run-time formulas, and passenger check lists. Mostly handwritten.
box 2, folder 5

SCRTD Interim Study 1973 December 10

Scope and Contents

The study's purpose is to "advise and inform District's management and Board of Directors of the status of the former Blue and White…"
box 2, folder 6

Post-cessation of B&W 1971-1974

Scope and Contents

Included is a study of former bw lines, one-way operation proposal, copy of interim study, operating costs, study of revenues, passenger checks, origin and des report and analysis, correspondence regarding bus improvement plan, and clipping. Materials mostly handwritten.
box 2, folder 7

RTD's hiring of former B&W employees 1971-1972

Scope and Contents

Handwritten memos and notes regarding hiring of former B&W employees, seniority rosters, payroll adjustment, and an agreement between SCRTD and Amalgamated Transit Union.
 

Series 3: General Operations 1952-1971

 

Subseries 3.1: Atkinson Transportation Company (ATCO) and South Los Angeles Transportation Company 1952-1968

box 3, folder 1

ATCO service, financial, and PUC hearing materials (1 of 2) 1952-1966

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence regarding routes and changes, school service operation, passenger checks, financial reports, route maps
box 3, folder 2

ATCO service, financial, and PUC hearing materials (2 of 2) 1952-1966

Scope and Contents

Includes route maps, timetables, transcript of PUC hearing for application No. 35299, PUC Application No.35189, PUC Applicaton No. 48302 (Decision No. 70747), and correspondence related to PUC
box 3, folder 3

ATCO services and RTD acquisition interest (1 of 3) 1954-1968

Scope and Contents

Includes recommendations from the transportation employment project, correspondence regarding PUC applications and hearings, timetables, materials related to connection adjustments,
box 3, folder 4

ATCO services and RTD acquisition interest (3 of 3) 1954-1968

Scope and Contents

Includes line schedules
box 3, folder 5

ATCO services and RTD acquisition interest (3 of 3) 1954-1968

Scope and Contents

Includes route maps, timetables, and materials regarding RTD interest in acquisition of ATCO and South LA Trans. Co: correspondence, and financial records.
 

Subseries 3.2: RTD Interest in Acquiring Blue and White 1969-1971

box 3, folder 6

RTD interest in B&W acquisition 1969-1971

Scope and Contents

Includes study of B&W services, revenues, and expenses, lists of B&W employees and equipment, and passenger checks
box 3, folder 7

RTD interest in B&W acquisition 1969-1971

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence regarding acquisition interest and B&W review materials, proposed purchase agreement, copies of B&W study. Only one item is dated from the year 1971; it is a letter calling for an update to estimates found in the B&W study.
box 3, folder 8

Eminent Domain Valuation Law 1970 September-October

Scope and Contents

Includes a legal memorandum and a complaint in Eminent Domain of SCRTD vs. B&W
 

Series 4: Diversion Contract 1970-1971

box 3, folder 9

Materials regarding diversion contract 1970-1971

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence regarding diversion billing and contract renewal, summary of diversion payments, copy of SCRTD Line 100 contract, passenger checks, legal opinion, Notice of Levy from the IRS, and handwritten notes.
 

Series 5: Public Relations 1970-1971

box 3, folder 10

B&W publicity materials 1970-1971, undated

Scope and Contents

Includes a timetable, a bulletin, press releases, and a flyer.
box 3, folder 11

B&W press releases 1970 July-1971 October

Scope and Contents

Includes press releases and newspaper clipping regarding B&W.