Official Web site of the Kankakee River Valley Mass Transit District.
In 1999, the Kankakee River Valley Mass Transit District assumed operation of local buses from Kankakee Area Transit System. The last streetcars ran in 1931.
In 1891, the Kankakee Electric Railway Co. introduced streetcar service in Kankakee. After the discontinuance of streetcars in 1931, the Kankakee Motor Coach Co. would operate buses, until 1961.
Map showing streetcar system at its peak.
The various car houses in the Kankakee area were eventually replaced with a single modern bus garage.
Some information for this page is from The Central Electric Railfans' Association (CERA) Bulletin 99, "The Smaller Electric Railways of Illinois".
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