CLEVELAND TRANSPORTATION


GREATER CLEVELAND RTA INFORMATION

Official Web site of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority.

Cleveland's transit system has been publicly owned since 1942, when the Cleveland Transit System was formed. In 1975, the system was reorganized as the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, covering an expanded area and taking over the various suburban bus lines. The last streetcars ran in 1954.


RAPID TRANSIT

Description and photos of today's rapid transit lines in Cleveland, including the heavy rail Red Line, and the light rail green and blue lines serving Shaker Heights.


CLEVELAND TRANSIT HISTORY/MAPS

Several street railway companies operated in Cleveland from 1860 until 1910, when the Cleveland Railway Co. assumed operation of all electric railways in Cleveland.


TRANSIT ROUTES - PAST AND PRESENT

Many of today's bus routes in Cleveland have histories which can be traced back to streetcars, and even horse cars. In addition, several suburban bus routes were acquired from various independent operators.


SUBURBAN TRANSIT ROUTES

Several transit routes evolved from services provided by independent operators in various suburbs.


BUS AND STREETCAR ROSTERS

Buses have operated in Cleveland since 1914. The last streetcars ran in 1954, and trolleybuses ran from 1936 to 1963.


CLEVELAND TRANSIT FACILITIES

Former carhouses and present day bus garages.


BUS PHOTOS


LINKS

Ohio Museum of Transportation

Jon Bell's Rail Transit Pages

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (Wikipedia)


Some information for this page is from "Electric Railways of Northeastern Ohio", the Central Electric Railfans' association (CERA) Bulletin 108. Additional information is from the July-September 1999 issue of the magazine "Motor Coach Age".


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