Category Archives: Local History

No Torrance, No MAX

Since 1990, the Municipal Area Express (MAX) buses have been carrying commuters from various South Bay cities to employment sites in El Segundo. MAX service is jointly provided by the cities of El Segundo, Lawndale, Lomita, Torrance as well as the City and County of Los Angeles; Torrance,as the largest city in the South Bay, […]

Big Blue Bus Breakthrough

The Big Blue Breakthrough In the early morning hours of August 29, 2011, a bus pulled up to the intersection of Wilshire and Western, loaded a few passengers, and continued on its route. But this was not one of Metro’s orange Local or red Rapid buses. Nor was it a LADOT DASH shuttle. Instead, this […]

Transit Trip in Trouble: OCTA-NCTD Connection Under Attack

The Transit Gods both giveth and taketh away, nowadays. It was just a few months ago when transit fans were excited over the possibility of an all-transit trip between Los Angeles and San Francisco. But now another classic all-transit trip is threatened. The connection between the Orange County Transit Agency and the North County Transit […]