Official Web site of the Central Ohio Transit Authority.
In 1974, the Central Ohio Transit Authority became responsible for all transit lines in the Columbus area. The last streetcars ran in 1949.
In 1891, the Columbus Consolidated Street Railway Co. became the first of several street railways in Columbus. The company eventually evolved to the Columbus & Southern Ohio Electric Co.
Map showing streetcar system at its peak.
Many of today's bus routes in Columbus have histories which can be traced back to streetcars.
Several electric railways and bus routes once connected Columbus with various suburbs. Nearly all of these services no longer exist.
Buses have operated in Columbus since 1926.
The various car houses in Columbus were eventually replaced with two modern bus garages.
The Bus Rosters Page
Central Ohio Transit Authority (Wikipedia)
Some information for this page is from the March/April 1990 issue of the magazine "Motor Coach Age".
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