TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN NEW YORK

MAJOR CITIES


Amsterdam

Horse Car
1873-1897 - Amsterdam Street Railway Co.
1890 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1897-1903 - Amsterdam Street Railroad Co.
1903-1956 - Fonda Johnstown & Gloversville Railroad Co.
1928 - buses introduced by separate company Vollmer Bus Lines
1936 - streetcars discontinued

1928-1956 - Vollmer Bus Lines
1956-1970 - Mohawk Valley Transit
1971-2018 - Amsterdam Transit System
After 2018 - no transit service


Binghamton

Horse Car
1868-1892 - several companies
1887-1894 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1892-1901 - Binghamton Railroad Co.
1901-1929 - Binghamton Railway Co.
1924 - buses introduced by affiliated company Binghamton Railway Bus Lines
1929-1968 - Triple Cities Traction Corp.
1932 - streetcars discontinued

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1968)
Broome County Department of Public Transportation

Historic suburban/interurban bus lines operated by several companies (mostly a 1952 sampling)


Dunkirk/Fredonia

Horse Car
1886-1906 - Dunkirk & Fredonia Railroad Co.
1891-1892 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1906-1925 - Buffalo & Lake Erie Traction Co.
1923 - buses introduced by separate company Long's Taxi Service
1925-1934 - Buffalo & Erie Railway Co.
1934 - streetcars discontinued

After 1923 - Long's Taxi Service

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1977)
Chautauqua Area Regional Transit System

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Buffalo-Erie PA (1903-1933)

Replacement interurban bus service operated most years by West Ridge Transportation Co.

Jamestown

Horse Car
1884-1938 - Jamestown Street Railway Co.
1891-1892 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1924 - buses introduced by affiliated company Jamestown Motor Bus Transportation Co.
1938 - streetcars discontinued

1924-1962 - Jamestown Motor Bus Transportation Co.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1977)
Chautauqua Area Regional Transit System

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Jamestown-Westfield (1904-1926)/Westfield-Barcelona (1909-1920)
1904-1926 - Chautauqua Traction Co.

Replacement interurban bus service operated by West Ridge Transportation Co. (until 1950)
Chautauqua Transit Co. (1950-1971)/Blue Bird Coach Lines (1971-1989)

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Jamestown-Westfield
1914-1947 - Jamestown Westfield & Northwestern Railroad Co.


Elmira

Horse Car
1870-1900 - Elmira & Horseheads Railway Co.
1890-1896 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1900-1932 - Elmira Water Light & Railroad Co.
1932-1936 - Elmira Light Heat & Power Co.
1936-1949 - New York State Electric & Gas Corp.
1937 - buses introduced
1939 - streetcars discontinued

1949-1955 - Elmira Motor Coach Corp.
1955-1960 - Rochester Penfield Bus Co. Inc.
After 1960 - Mekos Charter Service
Prior to 2012 - Chemung County Transit System

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 2012)
C-Tran

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Elmira-Watkins Glen
1900-1906 - Elmira & Seneca Lake Railway Co.
1906-1916 - Elmira & Seneca Lake Traction Co.
1916-1923 - Elmira Water Light & Railroad Co.

Replacement interurban bus service operated by Elmira-Watkins Glen Transit Corp. (1923-1977)

Historic suburban/interurban bus lines operated by several companies (mostly a 1952 sampling)


Ithaca

1888-1912 - Ithaca Street Railway Co.
1912-1929 - Ithaca Traction Co.
1929-1961 - Ithaca Railway
1935 - streetcars replaced with buses

1962-1996 - Ithaca Transit

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1996)
Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit

Historic suburban/interurban bus lines operated by several companies (mostly a 1952 sampling)


Steuben County

Bath

Private bus co. in 1952 - Soldiers Home Bus Line

Corning

1895-1897 - Corning & Painted Post Electric Railway Co.
1897-1930 - Corning & Painted Post Street Railway Co.
1930 - streetcars discontinued

After 1931 - Carpenters Rapid Transit

Hornell

1892-1909 - Hornellsville Electric Railway Co.
1909-1926 - Hornell Traction Co.
1926 - streetcars discontinued

After 1926 - Hornell Motor Coach Co.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Steuben County Transportation System

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Corning-Elmira-Waverly
1907-1911 - Elmira Corning & Waverly Railway
1911-1930 - Elmira Corning & Waverly Railroad

Replacement interurban bus service operated by Carpenter's Rapid Transit (1931-1952)


Watertown

1891-1895 - Watertown Street Railway Co.
1895-1897 - Watertown & Brownsville Street Railroad Co.
1897-1937 - Black River Traction Co.
1915 - buses introduced by separate company Watertown Transportation Co.
1925 - buses introduced by Black River Traction Co.
1937 - streetcars discontinued

1915-1935 - Watertown Transportation Co.
After 1935 - Guy C. Jones
After 1936 - Benjamin G. Sharp
1951-1959 - Pritchard Bus Corp.
After 1959 - Freeman Bus Corp.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Citibus


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