The Transiting Los Angeles Podcast – #4: The First Buses

On this day exactly 100 years ago, the City of Los Angeles held an election that resulted in the creation of the city’s first extensive bus network, marking a turning point that would ultimately lead to Los Angeles abandoning its streetcars in favor of buses. In this sprawling episode, John talks about the early history of LA’s transit system, the problems streetcar riders faced, and the strange events that led to the city’s early adoption of buses.

(If the above audio isn’t working, you can also listen to the episode at this link.)

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