TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN RHODE ISLAND
PRESENT AND PAST
Includes current transit systems with web links.
Beginning in 1902, the Rhode Island Co. was owned by the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, which operated nearly all main line passenger trains within the state. One company was thus able to control nearly the entire public transportation system within Rhode Island. This was similar to the Connecticut Co. in neighboring Connecticut. But the Rhode Island Co. remained in existance only until 1921.
Electric Railways (Map)
Map showing electric interurban railways of the past, connecting various cities throughout southern New England.
Rhode Island is a small densely populated state, extensively covered by its one statewide transit system. Thus enabling the possibility of long continuous interurban journeys exclusively using local transit.
Chicago Transit & Railfan Web Site