In 1970, the Rockford Mass Transit District became responsible for all transit lines in the Rockford area. The last streetcars ran in 1936.
In 1881, the Rockford Street Railroad Co. introduced horse car service in Rockford. For many years, the transit system would be operated by Rockford City Traction Co.
Map showing streetcar system at its peak.
Buses acquired by Rockford Mass Transit District.
The various carhouses in the Rockford 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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