TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN PENNSYLVANIA

OUTLYING SOUTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA


Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY (ALLENTOWN)
1865-1891 - Allentown Passenger Railway
1891-1893 - Allentown & Bethlehem Rapid Transit Co.
1893-1899 - Allentown & Lehigh Valley Traction Co.
1899-1905 - Lehigh Valley Traction Co.
1905-1921 - Lehigh Valley Transit Co.
1921-1925 - Lehigh Valley Transit Co. (Electric Bond & Shares Co.)
1925-1951 - Lehigh Valley Transit Co. (National Power & Light Co.)
1951-1955 - Lehigh Valley Transit Co. (Allen & Co.)
1953 - streetcars discontinued
1955-1972 - Lehigh Valley Transit Co. (ATE)

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY (BETHLEHEM)
1891-1893 - Allentown & Bethlehem Rapid Transit Co.
1893-1899 - Allentown & Lehigh Valley Traction Co.
1899-1905 - Lehigh Valley Traction Co.
1905-1921 - Lehigh Valley Transit Co.
1921-1925 - Lehigh Valley Transit Co. (Electric Bond & Shares Co.)
1925-1951 - Lehigh Valley Transit Co. (National Power & Light Co.)
1951-1955 - Lehigh Valley Transit Co. (Allen & Co.)
1953 - streetcars discontinued
1955-1972 - Lehigh Valley Transit Co. (ATE)

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY (EASTON)
Prior to 1892 - several companies
1892-1899 - Easton Transit Co.
1899-1922 - Easton Consolidated Electric Co.
1922-1925 - Lehigh Valley Transit Co. (Electric Bond & Shares Co.)
1925-1951 - Lehigh Valley Transit Co. (National Power & Light Co.)
1929 - streetcars discontinued
1951-1955 - Lehigh Valley Transit Co. (Allen & Co.)
1955-1972 - Lehigh Valley Transit Co. (ATE)

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY (BANGOR)
1900-1921 - Slade Belt Electric Street Railway Co.
1921-1929 - Bangor & Nazareth Transit Co.
1901-1902 - Bangor East Bangor & Portland Transit Co.
1902-1904 - Bangor & East Bangor Street Railway Co.
1904-1923 - Bangor & Portland Traction Co.
1923-1927 - Bangor & Portland Transit Co.
1902-1912 - Northampton Traction Co.
1912-1933 - Northampton Transit Co.
1933 - streetcars discontinued
Private bus co. in 1952 - Waer Bus Lines

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Lehigh And Northampton Transportation Authority

OUTLYING TRANSIT HISTORY (LEHIGHTON/MAUCH CHUNK)
1893-1908 - Carbon County Electric Railway Co.
1908-1919 - Carbon Transit Co.
1919-1926 - Mauch Chunk & Lehighton Transit Co.
1926-1928 - East Penn Electric Co. (National Power & Light Co.)
1928-1932 - East Penn Traction Co. (National Power & Light Co.)
1932 - streetcars discontinued
1932-1939 - East Penn Transit Co. (National Power & Light Co.)
After 1939 - Lehighton Transportation Co.
Private bus co. in 1952 - Mauch Chunk Transportation Co.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Carbon County Community Transit


Harrisburg

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY (HARRISBURG)
1861-1891 - Harrisburg City Passenger Railway
1891-1895 - East Harrisburg Passenger Railway
1895-1903 - Harrisburg Traction Co.
1903-1912 - Central Pennsylvania Traction Co.
1912-1955 - Harrisburg Railways Co.
1939 - streetcars discontinued
1955-1973 - Harrisburg Railways Co. (ATE)

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY (MECHANICSBURG)
1894-1904 - Harrisburg & Mechanicsburg Electric Railway Co.
1904-1913 - Valley Traction Co.
1913-1938 - Valley Railways
1938 - streetcars discontinued
1938-1969 - Valley Transportation Co.
1969-1973 - Harrisburg Railways Co. (ATE)

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY (CARLISLE)
1895-1904 - Cumberland Valley Traction Co.
1904-1913 - Valley Traction Co.
1913-1930 - Valley Railways
1930 - streetcars discontinued
1930-1969 - Valley Transportation Co.
1969-1973 - Harrisburg Railways Co. (ATE)

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY (HERSHEY)
1904-1913 - Hummelstown & Campbellstown Street Railway
After 1913 - Hershey Transit Co.
1946 - streetcars discontinued
Period of no transit service

OUTLYING TRANSIT HISTORY (WILLIAMSTOWN)
1899-1915 - Lykens & Williams Valley Street Railway
Streetcars discontinued
Period of no transit service

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Capitol Area Transit


Lebanon

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1891-1899 - Lebanon & Annville Street Railway Co.
1899-1910 - Lebanon Valley Street Railway Co.
1910-1913 - Reading Transit Co.
1913-1919 - Reading Transit & Light Co.
1919-1929 - Reading Transit Co. (General Gas & Electric Co.)
1929-1930 - Reading Street Railway Co. (Associated Gas & Electric Co.)
1930 - streetcars discontinued
Private bus co. in 1952 - Lebanon Valley Transit

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Lebanon Transit


Lancaster

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1874-1900 - several companies
1900-1921 - Conestoga Traction Co.
1921-1925 - Conestoga Traction Co. (Electric Bond & Shares Co.)
1925-1931 - Conestoga Traction Co. (National Power & Light Co.)
1931-1976 - Conestoga Transportation Co.
1947 - streetcars discontinued

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Red Rose Transit Authority


Reading

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1874-1893 - Reading City Passenger Railway
1893-1895 - Reading Traction Co.
1895-1910 - United Traction Co. of Reading
1910-1913 - Reading Transit Co.
1913-1919 - Reading Transit & Light Co.
1919-1929 - Reading Transit Co. (General Gas & Electric Co.)
1929-1943 - Reading Street Railway Co. (Associated Gas & Electric Co.)
1943-1950 - Reading Street Railway Co.
1950-1973 - Reading Bus Co.
1952 - streetcars discontinued

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Berks Area Reading Transportation Authority


York

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1886-1900 - York Street Railway Co.
1900-1907 - York County Traction Co.
1907-1922 - York Railways Co.
1922-1925 - York Railways Co. (Municipal Service Co.)
1925-1928 - York Railways Co. (National Public Service Corp.)
1928-1932 - York Railways Co. (Middle West Utilities Co.)
1932-1936 - York Railways Co. (Municipal Service Co.)
1936-1939 - York Railways Co. (Associated Gas & Electric Co.)
1939 - streetcars discontinued
1931-1977 - York Bus Co.

OUTLYING TRANSIT HISTORY (HANOVER)
1893-1922 - Hanover & McSherrystown Street Railway
1922-1929 - Hanover & McSherrystown Street Railway (General Gas & Electric Co.)
1929-1931 - Hanover & McSherrystown Street Railway (Associated Gas & Electric Co.)
1932 - streetcars discontinued
Period of no transit service
After 1969 - Lincoln Bus Lines

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
York Area Transit Authority (Rabbit Transit)


COMMUTER BUS SERVICE
Bieber Tourways


Many of these transit systems interconnect, enabling the possibility of long continuous interurban journeys exclusively using local transit.


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