CINCINNATI TRANSIT


SORTA TRANSIT INFORMATION

Official Web site of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority.

In 1973, the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority became responsible for all transit lines in the Cincinnati area. The last streetcars ran in 1951.


CINCINNATI TRANSIT HISTORY

From 1859 to 1952, the Cincinnati Street Railway operated streetcars, and later buses, in the Cincinnati area. In 1952, the company was renamed to Cincinnati Transit Co. The last streetcars ran in 1951, and trolleybuses operated from 1936 to 1965.


TRANSIT ROUTES - PAST AND PRESENT

Many of today's bus routes in Cincinnati have histories which can be traced back to streetcars, and even horse cars.


SUBURBAN/INTERURBAN TRANSIT

Certain transit routes in the Cincinnati area evolved from the the interurban railways in the area. In addition, several independent bus companies existed.


MAPS AND TIMETABLES

Scanned images from various maps and timetables covering Cincinnati. Included is a map of the Ohio Bus Line, owned by the Cincinnati Street Railway, and providing suburban, interurban and intercity service.


STREETCAR ROSTER

Streetcars operated in Cincinnati until 1951.


BUS ROSTER

Partial roster of buses in Cincinnati.


CINCINNATI TRANSIT FACILITIES

Former carhouses and present day bus garages.


BUS PHOTOS


LINKS

Cincinnati Transit Historical Association

Cincinnati Streetcars and Interurbans

Ohio Museum of Transportation

Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (Wikipedia)


Some information for this page is from the "Cincinnati Streetcars" series of booklets, by Richard M. Wagner and Roy J. Wright.


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