Official Web site of the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority.
In 1972, the Miami Valley Regional Transit Authority became responsible for all transit lines in the Dayton area. In 2003, the agency was renamed the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority. Trolleybuses continue to operate in Dayton, which is unusual for an American city this size. The first trolleybuses ran in 1933, and the last streetcars ran in 1947.
In 1868, the Dayton Street Railroad Co. became the first company to operate streetcars in Dayton. From 1893 to 1955, the City Railway Co. was the main transit provider in Dayton, which was succeeded by the City Transit Co.
Many of today's bus routes in Dayton have histories which can be traced back to streetcars, and even horse cars.
Trolleybuses have operated in Dayton since 1933.
Motor buses have operated in Dayton since 1929.
The various carhouses in the Dayton area were eventually replaced with a single modern bus garage.
Dayton Trolley Transit Web Site
Trolleybuses in Dayton (Wikipedia)
Some information for this page is from the December 1972 and July 1978 issues of the magazine "Motor Coach Age".
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