Official Web site of RYDE.
In 1975, Belle Urban System (B.U.S.) became responsible for all transit lines in Racine. In 2017 that system was renamed RYDE. The last streetcars ran in 1940.
In 1892, the Belle City Street Railway Co. introduced horse car service in Racine. That company eventually was acquired by The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Co.
Map showing streetcar system at its peak.
Streetcars operated in Racine until 1940.
Buses have operated in Racine since 1922.
Under public ownership.
The various carhouses in Racine were eventually replaced with a single modern bus garage.
Some historic information for this page is from "TM, The Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Company", the Central Electric Railfans' association (CERA) Bulletin 112, by Joseph M. Canfield. Additional information is from various issues of the magazine "Motor Coach Age".
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