SAN JOSE/SANTA CLARA TRANSIT


SAN JOSE/SANTA CLARA TRANSIT INFORMATION

Official Web site of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority.

In 1973, the Santa Clara County Transit District became responsible for all public transportation in the San Jose/Santa Clara County area, acquiring San Jose City Lines, Peninsula Transit, and local routes operated by Peerless Stages. In 1996, the Santa Clara County Transit District became the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. The last streetcars ran in 1938, although a new light rail system began operating in 1987.


STREET AND INTERURBAN RAILWAY COMPANIES

Several individual streetcar and interurban railway companies eventually evolved into three private bus companies.


TRANSIT ROUTES - PAST AND PRESENT

How the electric railways and private bus companies evolved into today's bus system within Santa Clara County.


ADDITIONAL TRANSIT PROVIDERS

In the San Francisco Bay Area, each county generally has its own transit system.


Information from various sources, including the book "Tracks, Tires & Wires", by Charles S. McCaleb.


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