TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN CALIFORNIA

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA


San Francisco

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1860-1902 - several companies
1902-1921 - United Railroads of San Francisco
1921-1925 - Market Street Railway
1925-1944 - Market Street Railway (Standard Gas & Electric Co.)
1912-present - San Francisco Municipal Railway
Still has streetcars
1935-present - operated trolleybuses
HAS RAPID TRANSIT (opened 1972)

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
San Francisco Municipal Railway


San Mateo County

SUBURBAN TRANSIT HISTORY
Prior to 1975 - several companies

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
SamTrans


Marin County

SUBURBAN TRANSIT HISTORY
1903-1907 - North Shore Railroad
1907-1941 - Northwestern Pacific Railroad
1941-1971 - Pacific Greyhound Lines

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Golden Gate Transit


Oakland

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1875-1898 - several companies
1898-1902 - Oakland Transit Co.
1902-1904 - Oakland Transit Consolidated Co.
1904-1906 - Oakland Traction Consolidated Co.
1906-1912 - Oakland Traction Co.
1912-1923 - San Francisco-Oakland Terminal Railways
1923-1946 - Key System Transit Co.
1946-1960 - Key System Transit Lines (National City Lines)
1948 - streetcars discontinued
1958 - trans-bay trains discontinued
HAS RAPID TRANSIT (opened 1972)

OUTLYING TRANSIT HISTORY (NEWARK)
After 1895 - South Pacific Coast Railroad Co.
Streetcars discontinued
Period of no transit service

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEMS (ALAMEDA/CONTRA COSTA COUNTIES)
Alameda Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit)
Western Contra Costa Transit Authority (WestCAT)
Central Contra Costa Transit Authority (County Connection)
Eastern Contra Costa Transit Authority (Tri Delta Transit)
Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (Wheels)


Sonoma County

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY (SANTA ROSA)
1877-1888 - Santa Rosa City Railroad
1888-1903 - Santa Rosa Street Railway
1903-1918 - Petaluma & Santa Rosa Railway
1918-1932 - Petaluma & Santa Rosa Railroad Co.
Streetcars discontinued
Prior to 1958 - Motor Street-Car Service, Inc.

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY (PETALUMA)
Prior to 1904 - Petaluma Street Railway
1904-1918 - Petaluma & Santa Rosa Railway
1918-1932 - Petaluma & Santa Rosa Railroad Co.
Streetcars discontinued
Period of no transit service

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEMS
Santa Rosa CityBus
City of Petaluma Transit
Sonoma County Transit


Solano County

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY (VALLEJO)
1905-1910 - Vallejo, Benecia & Napa Valley Railroad
1910-1911 - San Francisco, Vallejo & Napa Valley Railroad
1911-1935 - San Francisco, Napa Valley & Calistoga Railway
1935-1937 - San Francisco & Napa Valley Railroad
1937 - streetcars discontinued
Prior to 1944 - Vallejo Bus Co.
1944-1956 - City of Vallejo Bus Lines (city owned)
After 1956 - Vallejo Transit Lines (privately owned)
Prior to 2011 - Vallejo Transit

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Solano County Transit

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEMS (OUTLYING AREA)
Fairfield & Suisun Transit
Vacaville City Coach


Napa

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1945-1950 - Napa Bus Lines
1950-1973 - Napa Transit Co.
1973-1986 - Napa City Bus

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Vine Transit


San Jose

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1868-1912 - several companies
1912-1939 - San Jose Railroads
1938 - streetcars discontinued
1939-1973 - San Jose City Lines (National City Lines)
Has new light rail

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (OUTLYING AREA)
San Benito County Express


Santa Cruz

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1891-1904 - several companies
1904-1926 - Union Traction Co.
1926 - streetcars discontinued
1926-1929 - Auto Transit Co.
1929-1946 - Heple Transportation Co.
1946-1970 - Santa Cruz Transit Co.

OUTLYING TRANSIT HISTORY (WATSONVILLE)
Prior to 1911 - Watsonville Transportation Co.
After 1911 - Watsonville Railway & Navigation Co.
Streetcars discontinued
Private bus co. in 1952 - Chas. Manfre Transp. Co.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District


COMMUTER RAIL SERVICE
Bay Area Rapid Transit District
CalTrain
Altamont Commuter Express


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