TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN NEW JERSEY

MAJOR CITIES


CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
New Jersey Transit

Provides comprehensive transit coverage throughout entire state.


Newark

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
Prior to 1890 - several companies
1890-1893 - Newark Passenger Railway
1893-1894 - New Jersey Traction Co.
1894-1898 - Consolidated Traction Co. of New Jersey
1898-1903 - North Jersey Street Railway
1903-1907 - Public Service Corp. of New Jersey
1907-1928 - Public Service Railway Co.
1928-1971 - Public Service Coordinated Transport
1952 - streetcars discontinued
1935-1948 - operated trolleybuses
1971-1980 - Transport of New Jersey


Jersey City

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1859-1893 - Jersey City & Bergen Railroad
1893-1894 - New Jersey Traction Co.
1894-1898 - Consolidated Traction Co. of New Jersey
1898-1903 - North Jersey Street Railway
1903-1907 - Public Service Corp. of New Jersey
1907-1928 - Public Service Railway Co.
1928-1971 - Public Service Coordinated Transport
1949 - streetcars discontinued
1936-1947 - operated trolleybuses
1971-1980 - Transport of New Jersey


Paterson

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1861-1899 - several companies
1899-1903 - Jersey City Hoboken & Paterson Railway
1903-1907 - Public Service Corp. of New Jersey
1907-1928 - Public Service Railway Co.
1928-1971 - Public Service Coordinated Transport
1929 - streetcars discontinued
1971-1980 - Transport of New Jersey


Bergen County

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1896-1900 - Bergen County Traction Co.
1900-1910 - New Jersey & Hudson River Railway & Ferry Co.
1910-1928 - Public Service Railway Co.
1928-1971 - Public Service Coordinated Transport
1938 - streetcars discontinued
1971-1980 - Transport of New Jersey


Elizabeth

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
Prior to 1900 - Elizabeth City Horse Railroad
1900-1903 - Elizabeth Plainfield & Central Jersey Railway
1903-1907 - Public Service Corp. of New Jersey
1907-1928 - Public Service Railway Co.
1928-1971 - Public Service Coordinated Transport
1933 - streetcars discontinued
1971-1980 - Transport of New Jersey


Plainfield

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1889-1900 - Plainfield Street Railway
1900-1903 - Elizabeth Plainfield & Central Jersey Railway
1903-1907 - Public Service Corp. of New Jersey
1907-1928 - Public Service Railway Co.
1928-1953 - Public Service Coordinated Transport
1933 - streetcars discontinued
1953-1992 - Plainfield Transit
After 1992 - Central Jersey Transit


New Brunswick

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1867-1895 - New Brunswick City Railway
1895-1900 - Brunswick Traction Co.
1900-1904 - Middlesex & Somerset Traction Co.
1904-1907 - Public Service Corp. of New Jersey
1907-1928 - Public Service Railway Co.
1928-1953 - Public Service Coordinated Transport
1931 - streetcars discontinued
1953-1964 - Suburban Transit Corp.
1964-1987 - Middlesex Bus Co.
1987-1992 - Middlesex Metro
After 1992 - Central Jersey Transit


Perth Amboy

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1891-1901 - Keyport & Matawan Street Railway Co.
1901-1917 - Jersey Central Traction Co.
1917-1923 - Jersey Central Traction Co. (American Railways Co.)
1923 - streetcars discontinued
1923-1926 - James Doukas
1926-1971 - Marathon Bus Line
1971-1981 - Bayview Bus Co.
1981-1987 - Middlesex Bus Co.
1987-1992 - Middlesex Metro
After 1992 - Central Jersey Transit


Asbury Park

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1888-1905 - several companies
1905-1927 - Atlantic Coast Electric Railway
1927-1931 - Coast Cities Railway Co.
1931 - streetcars discontinued
1931-1979 - Coast Cities Coaches
1979-1992 - Monmouth Bus Lines


Red Bank

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1896-1901 - Atlantic Highlands Red Bank & Long Branch Electric Railway
1901-1921 - Monmouth County Electric Railway
1921 - streetcars discontinued
1921-1984 - Boro Busses
1984-1992 - Monmouth Bus Lines


Morris County

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1904-1928 - Morris County Traction Co.
1928 - streetcars discontinued
1928-1971 - Public Service Coordinated Transport
1971-1980 - Transport of New Jersey


Camden

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1872-1896 - Camden Horse Railroad Co.
1896-1903 - Camden & Suburban Railway Co.
1903-1907 - Public Service Corp. of New Jersey
1907-1928 - Public Service Railway Co.
1928-1971 - Public Service Coordinated Transport
1935 - streetcars discontinued
1971-1980 - Transport of New Jersey


Penns Grove

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1915-1933 - Salem & Penns Grove Traction Co.
1933 - streetcars discontinued
1933-1935 - South Jersey Coach Co.
1935-1962 - Salem County Coach Co.
1962-1977 - no transit service
After 1977 - Salem County Transit


Trenton

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1889-1891 - several companies
1891-1898 - Trenton Passenger Railway
1898-1929 - Trenton Street Railway
1929-1959 - Trenton Transit Co.
1934 - streetcars discontinued
1959-1969 - Capital Transit Co.
1969-1984 - Mercer County Metro


Atlantic City

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1896-1906 - Atlantic City Electric Railway
1906-1945 - Atlantic City & Shore Railroad
1945-1985 - Atlantic City Transportation Co.
1955 - streetcars discontinued


Phillipsburg

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1868-1916 - Phillipsburg Horse Car Railroad
1916-1931 - Phillipsburg Transit Co.
1931 - streetcars discontinued
1929-1943 - Lehigh Valley Transportation Co.
After 1943 - Delaware River Coach Lines


Ocean City

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1898-1911 - Ocean City Electric Railroad
After 1911 - Ocean City Electric Railway
Streetcars discontinued
Private bus co. in 1952 - Ocean Drive Tours


Wildwood

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
After 1903 - Five Mile Beach Electric Railway Co.
1932 - streetcars discontinued


Millville/Vineland/Bridgeton

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1894-1901 - Millville Rapid Transit Co.
1901-1926 - Millville Traction Co.
1926-1927 - Cumberland Traction Co.
1927 - streetcars discontinued
Private bus co. in 1952 - Bridgeton Transit


Private Bus Companies

Independent private bus companies have operated in New Jersey for many years. And many private bus companies continue to operate.


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