7 images. Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit took over bus and street car lines, 3 March 1958. Arthur Will. Carl P. Miller; Martin Pollard; Clarence Winder; Fred Dean; Hayden F. Jones (Chairman of Metropolitan Transit Authority); Ralph P. Merritt (Executive Director); Gerald G. Kelly (Metropolitan Transit Authority); Cone Bass (Los Angeles Transit Lines); Jesse L. Haugh (Metro).; Caption slip reads: "Photographer: Mack. Date: 1958-03-03. Gus Newman. Assignment: Transit. 25-26-27-28: l to r. Hayden F. Jones, chairman, MTA, and Ralph P. Merritt, executive director, put on bus caps as MTA takes over ownership and operations of local transit lines. Closeup of checks received by LATL and Metro Coach for their properties. #13-14: Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority members who took over local bus and street car lines. l to r standing: Arthur Will; Carl P. Miller; Martin Pollard; Clarence Winder; Fred Dean. Seated l to r: Hayden F. Jones and Ralph P. Merritt. (Absent Don Belding). 80-81: Group shot of exchange details in transfer of local transit lines to MTA. Pointing at head of table is Gerald G. Kelly, general counsel for MTA, who directed last-minute closing. 7-8: Cone Bass, LATL, and Jesse L. Haugh (Metro) with checks for purchase of companies".