NORTHERN KENTUCKY TRANSIT
Official Web site of the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky.
In 1972, the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky became responsible for all transit lines in the Covington/Newport area. The last streetcars ran in 1950.
In 1867, the Covington Street Railway Co. became the first of several street railways in the Covington/Newport area. The company eventually evolved to the Cincinnati Newport & Covington Railway Co.
Map showing streetcar system at its peak.
Many of today's bus routes in Northern Kentucky have histories which can be traced back to streetcars, and even horse cars.
Buses have operated in the Covington/Newport area since 1910. The last streetcars ran in 1950, and trolleybuses operated from 1937 to 1958.
The various carhouses in the Covington/Newport area were eventually replaced with a single modern bus garage.
Cincinnati Transit Historical Association
Some information for this page is from "The Green Line", the Central Electric Railfans' association (CERA) Bulletin 134, by Terry W. Lehmann and Earl W. Clark Jr.
Chicago Transit & Railfan Web Site