TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN RHODE ISLAND

MAJOR CITIES


CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Rhode Island Public Transit Authority

Provides comprehensive transit coverage throughout entire state.


Providence

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1865-1894 - Union Railroad of Providence
1894-1902 - Union Railroad of Providence (Union Traction & Electric Co.)
1902-1921 - Union Railroad of Providence (Rhode Island Co.)
1921-1951 - United Electric Railways Co.
1948 - streetcars discontinued
1931-1955 - operated trolleybuses
1951-1966 - United Transit Co.

OUTLYING TRANSIT HISTORY (PAWTUCKET)
1885-1894 - Pawtucket Street Railway
1894-1902 - Pawtucket Street Railway (Union Traction & Electric Co.)
1902-1921 - Pawtucket Street Railway (Rhode Island Co.)
1921-1951 - United Electric Railways Co.
1948 - streetcars discontinued
1951-1966 - United Transit Co.

OUTLYING TRANSIT HISTORY (WOONSOCKET)
1887-1907 - Woonsocket Street Railway
1907-1921 - Woonsocket Street Railway (Rhode Island Co.)
1921-1951 - United Electric Railways Co.
1929 - streetcars discontinued
1951-1966 - United Transit Co.

OUTLYING TRANSIT HISTORY (NEWPORT)
1889-1900 - Newport Street Railway
1900-1920 - Newport & Fall River Street Railway
1920-1929 - Newport Electric Corp.
1925 - streetcars discontinued
Private bus co. in 1952 - Newport Bus Co.

OUTLYING TRANSIT HISTORY (WESTERLY)
1894-1908 - Pawcatuck Valley Street Railway
After 1908 - Pawcatuck Valley Street Railway (Rhode Island Co.)
Streetcars discontinued
Private bus co. in 1952 - Tally Ho Stages

OUTLYING TRANSIT HISTORY (BLOCK ISLAND)
Streetcar co. - Block Island Horse Car Co.
After 1898 - Block Island Electric Lighting & Transportation Co.
Streetcars discontinued
Period of no transit service


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