The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is overseeing a major expansion of the region’s transportation network. Thanks in no small part to the passage of Measure R in 2008, Metro will spend upwards of $40 billion to relieve traffic and upgrade transportation infrastructure throughout the county over a 30-year period.
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In 2011 Metro purchased the iconic Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, a beautiful structure that combines Spanish Colonial, Mission Revival and Art Deco styles. Partially designed by John Parkinson and Donald Parkinson, the station was built by the Union Pacific, Southern Pacific, and Santa Fe railroads in the late 1930s at a cost of $11 million and became known as the last of the great stations in America.
During the past several decades, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has steadily expanded the region’s bus and rail systems. Recognizing that art can engage transit riders, beautify public space, and reflect the diverse communities that use these systems as well as the region’s rich history, Metro initiated an ambitious public art program in 1989 that has become an important component of its planning and construction programs.