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By Charles P. Hobbs

la transportation's epic scale--its iconic freeways, Union Station, la foreign Airport and the large ports of its shores--has obscured many offbeat transit tales of moxie and eccentricity. Triumphs equivalent to the Vincent Thomas Bridge and Mac Barnes's flooring hyperlink buspool have existed along such flops because the Santa Monica highway Diamond Lane and the Oxnard-Los Angeles Caltrain commuter rail. town of Angels lacks a propeller-driven monorail and a highway within the paved mattress of the l. a. River, yet now not for an absence of public promoters. Horace Dobbins outfitted the increased California Cycleway in Pasadena, and Mike Kadletz deployed the crimson Buses for Orange County young children hitchhiking to the seashore. sign up for Charles P. Hobbs as he remembers those and different misplaced episodes of LA-area transportation lore.

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