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Random Fact: Monorails and the MTA

By Eric Richardson
Published: Wednesday, November 29, 2006, at 11:50PM

Random, but did you know that the MTA was created in 1952 with the express purpose of constructing a monorail from the Valley to Downtown and on to Long Beach? The 40+ mile line was to run down the LA River channel, which was just at that time being encased in concrete. Calls for a monorail have been around Los Angeles for over half a century.

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