TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN NEW YORK

NEW YORK CITY AREA


New York City

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY (MANHATTAN)
1831-1893 - several companies
1893-1911 - Metropolitan Street Railway
1911-1925 - New York Railways
1925-1936 - New York Railways (Fifth Avenue Coach Co.)
1936 - streetcars discontinued
1936-1956 - New York City Omnibus Co. (Fifth Avenue Coach Co.)
1886-1962 - Fifth Avenue Coach Co.
HAS RAPID TRANSIT (opened 1868)

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY (BRONX)
1858-1910 - Third Avenue Railroad
1910-1948 - Third Avenue Railway Co.
1948 - streetcars discontinued
1924-1956 - Surface Transportation Corp. (Third Avenue Railway Co.)
1956-1962 - Fifth Avenue Coach Co.
HAS RAPID TRANSIT (opened 1904)

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY (BROOKLYN)
1854-1896 - several companies
1896-1923 - Brooklyn Rapid Transit Co.
1923-1940 - Brooklyn Manhattan Transit
1956 - streetcars discontinued
1930-1960 - operated trolleybuses
HAS RAPID TRANSIT (opened 1864)

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY (QUEENS SURFACE)
Prior to 1896 - several companies
1896-1932 - New York & Queens County Railway
1932-1937 - New York & Queens Transit Corp.
1937 - streetcars discontinued
1937-1957 - Queens-Nassau Transit Lines
1957-1986 - Queens Transit Corp.
1986-1988 - Queens/Steinway Transit Corp.
1988-2005 - Queens Surface Corp.
HAS RAPID TRANSIT (opened 1916)

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY (QUEENS/ASTORIA)
Prior to 1892 - several companies
1892-1896 - Steinway Railway Co.
1896-1932 - Steinway Railway Co. (New York & Queens County Railway)
1932-1938 - Steinway Railway Co.
1938 - streetcars discontinued
1938-1986 - Steinway Transit Corp.
1986-1988 - Queens/Steinway Transit Corp.
1988-2005 - Queens Surface Corp.
HAS RAPID TRANSIT (opened 1917)

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY (QUEENS/JAMAICA-RAIL)
1897-1926 - Long Island Electric Railway
1926-1933 - Jamaica Central Railways Co.
1933 - streetcars discontinued
1933-2006 - Jamaica Buses
HAS RAPID TRANSIT (opened 1916)

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY (QUEENS/JAMAICA-BUS)
Prior to 1936 - several companies
1936-1940 - Bee Line
1940-1947 - North Shore Bus Co.
HAS RAPID TRANSIT (opened 1916)

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY (QUEENS/FLUSHING)
Prior to 1936 - several companies
1920 - streetcars discontinued
1936-1947 - North Shore Bus Co.
HAS RAPID TRANSIT (opened 1928)

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY (QUEENS/WOODSIDE)
Prior to 1936 - several companies
1936-2006 - Triboro Coach Corp.
HAS RAPID TRANSIT (opened 1917)

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY (QUEENS/OZONE PARK)
Prior to 1936 - several companies
1936-2006 - Green Bus Lines
HAS RAPID TRANSIT (opened 1948)

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY (STATEN ISLAND)
Prior to 1937 - several companies
1934 - streetcars discontinued
1921-1927 - operated trolleybuses
1937-1946 - Staten Island Coach Co.
1946-1947 - Isle Transportation Co.
HAS RAPID TRANSIT (opened 1899)

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Metropolitan Transportation Authority


Nassau County

SUBURBAN TRANSIT HISTORY
Prior to 1973 - several companies
1973-2011 - Metropolitan Suburban Bus Authority/Long Island Bus

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE)


Suffolk County

SUBURBAN TRANSIT HISTORY
Prior to 1981 - several companies

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Suffolk County Transit


Westchester County

SUBURBAN TRANSIT HISTORY (MOUNT VERNON)
1865-1893 - New Rochelle Railway & Transit Co.
1887-1893 - Mount Vernon & East Chester Railway Co.
1893-1896 - Westchester Electric Railway Co.
1896-1898 - Westchester Electric Railway Co. (Union Railway Co. of New York)
1898-1910 - Westchester Electric Railway Co. (Third Avenue Railroad Co.)
1910-1942 - Westchester Electric Railway Co. (Third Avenue Railway Co.)
1942-1956 - Westchester Electric Railway Co. (Third Avenue Transit Corp.)
1950 - streetcars discontinued
1956-1969 - Westchester Street Transportation Co. (Fifth Avenue Coach Co.)
1969-1978 - Westchester Street Transportation Co.

SUBURBAN TRANSIT HISTORY (WHITE PLAINS)
1894-1898 - New York Elmsford & White Plains Railroad Co.
1898-1900 - Tarrytown White Plains & Mamaroneck Railway Co.
1900-1909 - Tarrytown White Plains & Mamaroneck Railway Co. (Third Avenue Railroad Co.)
1909-1926 - Westchester Street Railroad Co.
1926-1942 - Westchester Street Transportation Co. (Third Avenue Railway Co.)
1929 - streetcars discontinued
1942-1956 - Westchester Street Transportation Co. (Third Avenue Transit Corp.)
1956-1969 - Westchester Street Transportation Co. (Fifth Avenue Coach Co.)
1969-1978 - Westchester Street Transportation Co.

SUBURBAN TRANSIT HISTORY (YONKERS)
1886-1900 - Yonkers Railroad Co.
1900-1910 - Yonkers Railroad Co. (Third Avenue Railroad Co.)
1910-1942 - Yonkers Railroad Co. (Third Avenue Railway Co.)
1942-1952 - Yonkers Railroad Co. (Third Avenue Transit Corp.)
1952 - streetcars discontinued
After 1952 - Yonkers Transit Corp.
Prior to 1978 - Club Transportation Co.

SUBURBAN TRANSIT HISTORY (PORT CHESTER)
1888-1901 - Larchmont Horse Railway
1898-1901 - Port Chester Street Railway
1901-1927 - New York & Stamford Railway
1927 - streetcars discontinued
1927-1965 - County Transportation Co. (New York & Stamford Railway)
1965-1978 - County Transportation Co.

SUBURBAN TRANSIT HISTORY (PEEKSKILL)
1898-1900 - Peekskill Traction Co.
1900-1929 - Peekskill Lighting & Railroad Co.
1926 - streetcars discontinued
1929-1978 - Peekskill Motor Bus Corp.

SUBURBAN TRANSIT HISTORY (OSSINING)
1892-1893 - Ossining Street Railway Co.
1893-1902 - Ossining Electric Railway
1902-1910 - Westchester Traction Co.
1906-1926 - Hudson River & Eastern Traction Co.
1926 - streetcars discontinued
Private bus co. in 1952 - Westchester Coach Co.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Bee Line


Putnam County

SUBURBAN TRANSIT HISTORY
None known

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Putnam Area Rapid Transit


Dutchess County

SUBURBAN TRANSIT HISTORY (POUGHKEEPSIE)
1869-1877 - City Railroad Co.
1877-1894 - City Railroad of Poughkeepsie
1894-1917 - Poughkeepsie City & Wapingers Falls Electric Railway
1917-1954 - Poughkeepsie & Wapingers Falls Railway Co.
1935 - streetcars discontinued
1954-1971 - Poughkeepsie Transit Lines
1971-1974 - Wayfarer Coach

SUBURBAN TRANSIT HISTORY (FISHKILL/BEACON)
1892-1902 - Citizens Street Railway
1902-1905 - Citizens Railroad Light & Power Co.
1905-1963 - Fishkill Electric Railway
Streetcars discontinued
After 1963 - Newburgh-Beacon Bus Corp.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Dutchess County Division of Mass Transportation


Rockland County

SUBURBAN TRANSIT HISTORY
1928-1961 - Rockland Bus Lines
1961-1975 - Rockland Bus Lines (Red & Tan Lines)

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Transport Of Rockland


Orange County

SUBURBAN TRANSIT HISTORY (NEWBURGH)
1886-1894 - Newburgh Street Railway
1894-1901 - Newburgh Electric Railway
1901-1923 - Orange County Traction Co.
1923 - streetcars discontinued
1923-1934 - Newburgh Public Service Corp.
1934-1963 - Newburgh Bus Corp. (local)
After 1963 - Newburgh-Beacon Bus Corp. (local)
1921-1922 - Didsbury Aber & Didsbury Bus (regional)
After 1922 - Hudson Transit Corp. (regional)

SUBURBAN TRANSIT HISTORY (MIDDLETOWN/GOSHEN)
1894-1899 - Middletown-Goshen Traction Co.
1899-1905 - Middletown-Goshen Electric Railway
1905-1924 - Walkill Transit Co.
1924 - streetcars discontinued
Private bus co. in 1952 - Mid City Transit Corp.

SUBURBAN TRANSIT HISTORY (PORT JERVIS)
1899-1901 - Port Jervis Electric Street Railway Co.
1901-1910 - Port Jervis Electric Electric Light Power Gas & Railroad
1910-1910 - Port Jervis Traction Co.
1910 - streetcars discontinued
Private bus co. in 1952 - Deerpark Transportation Co.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEMS
Leprechaun Lines
Hudson Transit Corp. (ShortLine)


Ulster County

SUBURBAN TRANSIT HISTORY (KINGSTON)
Prior to 1896 - Colonial City Electric Railway
1896-1901 - Colonial City Traction Co.
1901-1930 - Kingston Consolidated Railroad Co.
1930 - streetcars discontinued
1925-1963- Kingston City Transportation Corp.
1963-1973 - Urban Transit Corp.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEMS
Citibus
Ulster County Area Transit


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