FORT WAYNE TRANSIT ROUTES

CONCISE HISTORY

In 1968, the publicly owned Fort Wayne Public Transportation Corporation acquired the privately owned Fort Wayne Transit. This page generally lists bus routes which can trace their histories back to privately ownership.

Prior to 1892, all streetcar routes were horse cars. All lines were converted to electric operation in 1892, except for the independently owned Centlivre line, which was merged into the main system and electrified in 1894.

Fort Wayne grew considerably after the elimination of streetcars, and the present bus system bears little resemblance to the streetcar system. But except for the South Wayne and the Belt Line routes, at least a portion of every streetcar route is now covered by a bus route.



Route   Route Name                     Streetcar    Trolleybuses    Buses
Number  (Segment/Former Route Name)    Or New Bus   Introduced      Introduced

 1      Broadway                       1888          6/27/47        1960
 1      Northcrest                     New Bus
 2      Time Corners (Jefferson)       1872                          5/16/39
 2      Georgetown (Lakeside)          1892          7/ 7/40        1959
 3      Canterbury (State)             1894          7/ 7/40        1959
 3      Village Woods                  New Bus
 4      Wells/Ludwig                   1887          1943           1960
 4      Parkview (East Washington)     1872          7/ 7/40        1953
 5      Southeast Local (Pontiac)      1903          1943           1960
 6      Centlivre                      New Bus
 6      McKinnie                       New Bus
 7      Anthony/Oxford                 1928          6/27/47        1960
        (Creighton)                    1872          7/ 7/40        1959
 8      Glenbrook (Centlivre)          1887                          3/ 3/40
 8      Calhoun                        1872          7/ 7/40        1959
 9      Brooklyn/Taylor                1901                          7/ 7/40
 9      St. Francis (West Main)        1888          6/27/47        1960
10      New Haven (Lewis)              1890          7/ 7/40        1959
        South Wayne                    1872          6/27/47        1960
        Belt Line                      1888

The Belt Line involved operation over trackage shared with other streetcar routes operating in and out of downtown.


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