This collection holds black and white aerial photographs taken between 1981 and 1983 as part of early planning for Metro Rail
construction in Los Angeles. The photographs of downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, North Hollywood and Mid-Wilshire were taken
for SCRTD by Long Beach-based contractor Teledyne.
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 was 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.
0.834 linear feet,
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