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Before TAP: The 1963 vision of smart-card fare collection and rapid transit for L.A. - The Source
Saturday marks one of the more interesting anniversaries in local transportation history. Forty-nine years ago this weekend, C.M. Gilliss, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority, outlined his plan for comprehensive rapid transit in L.A. at the downtown Statler-Hilton Hotel. His vision included individually-coded credit cards, “magic-eye” fare computers, [continue reading]