Official Web site of the Sangamon Mass Transit District.
In 1968, the Springfield Mass Transit District became responsible for all transit lines in the Springfield area. In 2016, the agency was renamed the Sangamon Mass Transit District. The last streetcars ran in 1937.
In 1866, the Springfield City Railway Co. introduced horse car service in Springfield. Later on, the Springfield Consolidated Railway Co. and the Illinois Power Co. were the streetcar companies, until the Springfield Transportation Co. took over, and operated the buses until the public takeover.
Map showing streetcar system at its peak.
Buses acquired by Springfield Mass Transit District.
The various carhouses in the Springfield 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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