TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN CALIFORNIA

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY


Bakersfield

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1900-1933 - Bakersfield & Kern Electric Railway Co. (Pacific Gas & Electric Co.)
1933 - streetcars discontinued
1933-1956 - Bakersfield Transit Co.
1956-1973 - Bakersfield Transit Authority

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEMS
Golden Empire Transit District
Kern Regional Transit


Corcoran

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
Private bus co. in 1952 - Thorson State Lines

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEMS
Corcoran Area Transit
Kings Area Rural Transit


Fresno

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1889-1901 - several companies
1901-1904 - Fresno City Railway
1904-1939 - Fresno Traction Co.
1939 - sold to National City Lines/streetcars discontinued
1939-1946 - Fresno City Lines
1946-1961 - Fresno City Lines, Inc.
1961-1967 - Fresno Municipal Lines
1967-1988 - Fresno Transit

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEMS
Fresno Area Express
Fresno County Rural Transit Agency


Madera

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
None known

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Madera Area Express


Merced

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
Private bus co. in 1952 - Rice & Murry Transportation System

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Merced County/The Bus


Modesto

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
After 1912 - Modesto Interurban Railway Co.
Streetcar co. - Modesto Empire Traction Co.
Streetcars discontinued
Private bus co. in 1952 - Modesto Motor Bus Service

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEMS
Modesto Area Express
Stanislaus Regional Transit


Stockton

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1891-1939 - Stockton Electric Railway
1939 - sold to National City Lines/streetcars discontinued
1939-1963 - Stockton City Lines
1963-1965 - Stockton City Lines, Inc.

OUTLYING TRANSIT HISTORY (LODI)
Private bus co. in 1952 - Lodi Transit

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
San Joaquin Regional Transit District

ADDITIONAL TRANSIT SYSTEMS (SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY)
Lodi Grapeline
Manteca Transit
Tracy Tracer


Visalia

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1904-1924 - Visalia Electric Railroad
1924 - streetcars discontinued
Private bus co. in 1952 - Orange Belt Stages

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEMS
Visalia Transit
Tulare County Area Transit


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