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New MTA logo    Yellow streetcars and busses will soon pass from the Los Angeles scene, the Metropolitan Transit Authority decreed yesterday.
   Members of the authority which recently took over the Los Angeles Transit Lines and Metropolitan Coach Lines voted unanimously to adopt green as the standard vehicle color.
   The combination of two-tone green and white now used on the former Metro Coach Line busses was recommended to the authority in the interests of economy.
Less Expensive
   It would be less expensive to repaint LATL equipment than to paint all equipment of both lines some color other than yellow or green it was pointed out. The change from yellow to green will be made gradually as equipment comes up for a repaint job. The color change will affect 781 busses, 109 trackless trolleys and 164 streetcars.
   The authority also adopted a green emblem with gold lettering for use on all Metropolitan Transit Authority equipment and property and on the uniforms of drivers and maintenance workers.
   The authority will eventually encompass all mass transit in Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange and San Bernardino Counties.
C. T. Bass, Metropolitan Transit Authority general manager, holds insignia to go on all streetcars and busses acquired by the authority.Los Angeles Times - Wednesday March 26, 1958

PE Won’t Extend Lease On Long Beach Rails Beyond December 31

THE PACIFIC ELECTRIC RAILWAY has informed the Authority that the lease under which MTA operates service on the PE tracks between Los Angeles and Long Beach will not be extended beyond December 31.

Gerald G. Kelly, general counsel for MTA, told the Authority at the September 6 meeting:

"This unilateral and arbitrary action of the Pacific Electric Raises two serious questions: one, the right of MTA to compel PE to consent to the use of the tracks; and second, the right of MTA to terminate the lease with PE on facilities at Sixth and Main."

C. M. Gilliss, executive director, pointed out at the meeting that MTA would have "a lot less use" for Sixth and Main facilities without the use of the tracks. The lease runs until the fall of 1963.

The Authority directed Messrs. Gilliss and Kelly to determine what rights MTA has in this matter.

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