GREEN BAY TRANSIT HISTORY

1894 - Fox River Electric Railway Co. introduces electric streetcar service.

1897 - Fox River Electric Railway Co. leases Fort Howard Railway, operating in a portion of Green Bay which been annexed to the city only two years earlier.

1899 - Fox River Electric Railway Co. reorganized as Fox River Electric Railway & Power Co.

1904 - Interurban railway line constructed by Knox Construction Co. opens south of Green Bay to Kaukauna.

1905 - Fox River Electric Railway Co. and Knox Construction Co. merged into Green Bay Traction Co.

1908 - Bay Beach amusement park opens Bay Shore Street Railway, serving the park.

1911 - Green Bay Traction Co. merged with gas and electric utilities forming Wisconsin Public Service Co.

1923 - Bay Shore Street Railway combined into Wisconsin Public Service Co. system.

1925 - Wisconsin Public Service Co. becomes subsidiary of Standard Gas & Electric Co.

1928 - Interurban railway line abandoned between Green Bay and Kaukauna.

1937 - Last streetcar routes converted to buses.

1952 - Wisconsin Public Service Co. becomes separate new company.

1974 - Wisconsin Public Service Co. bus operation becomes publicly owned Green Bay Transit.


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