WASHINGTON DC TRANSIT
Official Web site of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
In 1973, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority became responsible for all public transportation in the Washington DC area, acquiring four private bus companies. The last streetcars ran in 1962. And in 1976, the first Metro rail line opened.
STREET RAILWAY COMPANIES
Several individual streetcar companies were eventually consolidated into a single company, prior to conversion to buses.
TRANSIT ROUTES - PAST AND PRESENT
How the electric railways and private bus companies evolved into today's bus system.
Zoomable Google Maps show locations of present transit facilities. Satellite views are also available.
Jon Bell's Rail Transit Pages/Washington
Building The Washington Metro
DC Area Transit Zone
The Bus Rosters Page
Former railroads: Baltimore & Ohio, Pennsylvania
Virginia Railway Express
Introduced 1992 over CSX (former RF&P) and Norfolk Southern (former Southern)
Information from various sources, including the book "100 Years of Capital Traction", by LeRoy O. King Jr., and various issues of the magazine "Motor Coach Age".
Chicago Transit & Railfan Web Site