Official Web site of the Gary Public Transportation Corporation.
In 1975, the Gary Public Transportation Corporation became responsible for all transit lines in the Gary area. The last streetcars ran in 1947.
In 1908, the Gary & Interurban Railway Co. introduced streetcar service in Gary. This city was developed by United States Steel, whose plants originally became the main focus of the streetcar system.
Map showing streetcar system at its peak.
Many of today's bus routes in Gary have histories which can be traced back to streetcars.
Streetcars operated in Gary until 1947.
Local buses have operated in Gary since 1946.
The various carhouses in the Gary area were eventually replaced with a single modern bus garage.
Some information for this page is from "Faster Than The Limiteds", the Central Electric Railfans' association (CERA) Bulletin 137, by Dr. Thomas R. Bullard and William M. Shapotkin.
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