Asbury Rapid Transit
Asbury Rapid Transit (1930's - 1954) On August 3, 1954, Metropolitan Coach Lines (1953-1958) acquired control of its largest competitor, the Asbury Rapid Transit System for $150,000. Asbury became a wholly owned subsidiary and was separately operated. The transfer of assets took place on August 3 and included Asbury routes, 98 buses, the Glendale garages at Los Feliz Blvd. and Central Avenue, and terminals at San Fernando and Hollywood. Metropolitan Coach Lines and its Asbury assets were acquired by L.A.'s first publicly governed and operated transit agency, the Los Angeles Metrpolitan Transit Authority (1958-1964).
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