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Our extensive collection of books, reports, and studies as well as dynamic, innovative services support staff, academia, other research institutions and the public

Current Bibliographies for Selected Transportation Topics
Whether you need answers fast or you are not familiar with a subject or its terminology, a timely and effective quest for knowledge can be challenging.  We've taken the guesswork out of the search for information on current topics of interest.
Congestion Pricing Bibliography
Resources on congestion pricing include bibliographies, websites, reports, studies, newsletters, conference proceedings, articles, papers, testimony, videos and more.
Archives
Our Archives is a repository of local transportation history. The collection contains over 20,000 photographs, as well as films, audio tapes, video tapes, and various ephemera, books, journals, and artifacts documenting the role of public transportation in Los Angeles and Southern California back to 1873.  These resources include all of the predecessor public transportation providers and agencies that operated in the Greater Los Angeles area.  We continuously seek donations of significant historic items to preserve and enhance understanding of the role public transportation has played in defining Los Angeles and Southern California.
An Approach To Transportation Research
Transportation research can be especially challenging.  The nation’s network of transportation libraries and librarians is quite small compared to those available to the medical and agricultural industries, even though the impact of transportation on the economy is much larger than either one of them.  While medicine and agriculture benefit from large well-funded national libraries, transportation has to rely on its independent network of information professionals, and a small and relatively new National Transportation Library that contains digital documents only.
Environmental Impact Reports/Statements Core Collection
Core collection of EIRs and EISs from the Metro Library collection.

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Our historic legacy of photographs, manuscripts, and other items document the important and unique role of transportation in Southern California history and culture

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Our extensive collection of books, reports, and studies as well as dynamic, innovative services support staff, academia, other research institutions and the public

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