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Los Angeles’ Union Station celebrates 75 years

L.A. Metro held a rededication ceremony at the station’s Old Ticket Concourse on May 3 to mark the milestone. When the station opened in 1939, it accommodated approximately 13,000 rail travelers daily. That number today is closer to 75,000.

Home movie of 1939 Union Station opening in L.A. unveiled

The silent 6-minute color film clip features train engines, vintage cars and spectators from the opening day parade. The home movie was shot by legendary Disney animator Ward Kimball, creator of numerous classic Disney characters including Jiminy Cricket in “Pinocchio.”

Officials mark completion of D.C.'s Columbus Plaza

FTA funding helped provide roadway, sidewalk and security improvements, and new traffic patterns that improve access to the station for pedestrians, bicyclists, public transit buses, taxis, tour buses and private vehicles.