Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Billion-Dollar Question That Could Have Been Answered in 1960

In the February issue of Los Angeles magazine, a reader writes that they were browsing through the magazine's complete archive of past covers when a coverline from the October 1960 issue (above) caught their attention.

What was that "billion dollar" decision?

According to LA mag, the story debated whether Southern Californians "want, and need, a rapid transit system."

We all know how that turned out in 1960. It took another 30 years for rapid transit to finally return to Los Angeles. Just imagine if the answer had been different in 1960... perhaps we'd be riding the "Subway to the Sea," not just talking about it.

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