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Southern California’s “Secret” Libraries – The Southern Regional Library Facility (SRLF) at UCLA

(An occasional series describing a less-well known library or archive in Southern California, and its relevance to transportation history) To be an effective transportation (or other kind of) historian, it is often necessary to access older documents in print or microfilm. Not everything is on the Internet (yet…) However,  old books and periodicals can be […]

The California Public Utilities Commision and what it means to public transportation history

The California Railroad Commission was formed in 1911 to regulate railroads. In 1912 it was empowered to regulate other public utilities such as electric companies, water companies and gas companies. Regulation of buses and trucks started in May 1917. In 1943, the Railroad Commission was renamed the Public Utilities Commission. The Commission maintains jurisdiction over […]