Originally Posted by Foxrac
That's interesting, I'm realized that you are correct after ask my friend about #34.
Yup, the smog pollution was terrible in past, especially LA was full of smoggy in 50's and 60's, also their streetcar service went bankrupted in 1963, and Birmingham had nasty smoggy until 1980's due to many steel and iron factories.
LA had an awesome transit system, it was dismantled in 1963, ten years later, they really really wished they hadn't.
Went to LA, needed a car. Went to SF, we went everywhere by transit.
Same thing happened in the UK after the war... started converting from streetcars to trolley buses, and then went straight to diesel buses which now can't cope with the demand.