The collection consists of histories, surveyor reports, grand jury reports on the office of the County Surveyor, and correspondence.
In July 1974 the Public Works and Engineering Departments merged and became San Diego County's Department of Transportation.
The Department had four subdivisions: Airports, which maintained Brown and Gillespie Fields; Streets, which was responsible
for maintenance, lights, the storm drainage system, and signals; Design, which planned new routes, parking facilities, speed
zones, and conducted traffic studies; and the Special Transportation Division, which operated the "Dial-a-Ride" service for
the elderly and disabled. The Department lost its title in July of 1978 because of insufficient funds due to Proposition 13.
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