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.
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.
Several street railway companies operated in Cleveland from 1860 until 1910, when the Cleveland Railway Co. assumed operation of all electric railways in Cleveland.
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.
Several transit routes evolved from services provided by independent operators in various suburbs.
Buses have operated in Cleveland since 1914. The last streetcars ran in 1954, and trolleybuses ran from 1936 to 1963.
Former carhouses and present day bus garages.
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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