TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN CALIFORNIA

LOS ANGELES COUNTY (MTA)


CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1993)
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Provides comprehensive transit coverage throughout Los Angeles County.


LOS ANGELES/HISTORIC DETAIL

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Los Angeles County

Los Angeles

Horse Car
1874-1910 - several companies
1885-1896 - operated cable cars
1891-1897 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1910-1945 - Los Angeles Railway Co.
1922 - buses introduced
1945-1958 - Los Angeles Transit Lines (National City Lines)
1958-1964 - Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority
1963 - streetcars discontinued
1947-1963 - operated trolleybuses

1964-1993 - Southern California Rapid Transit District

Los Angeles County/Interurban

1895-1911 - several companies
1911-1953 - Pacific Electric Railway Co.
1916 - buses introduced by separate company White Bus Line, additional companies would follow
1920 - above bus companies consolidated into Motor Transit Co., acquired by Pacific Electric Railway Co. in 1930
1953-1958 - Pacific Electric Railway Co. (Metropolitan Coach Lines)
1958-1964 - Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority
1961 - streetcars/interurban trains discontinued

1964-1993 - Southern California Rapid Transit District

Bell/Huntington Park

1926-1952 - Landier Transit
After 1952 - South Los Angeles Transportation Co.
1920-1954 - Holbrook Transit Co.
1954-1959 - Southern Cities Transit
1959-1961 - Crosstown Suburban Bus Lines
1961-1964 - Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority
1964-1993 - Southern California Rapid Transit District

Belvedere Gardens

Prior to 1949 - Belvedere Gardens Bus Co.
1949-1971 - Eastern Cities Transit
1971-1993 - Southern California Rapid Transit District

Glendale

1904-1911 - Los Angeles Interurban Railway Co.
1911-1941 - Pacific Electric Railway Co.
1922 - buses introduced
1941 - streetcars replaced with buses operated by new National City Lines subsidiary

1941-1962 - Glendale City Lines (National City Lines)
1962-1964 - Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority
1964-1993 - Southern California Rapid Transit District

Inglewood

Prior to 1942 - Inglewood Transit Lines
1942-1946 - Inglewood City Lines (National City Lines)
1946-1967 - Inglewood City Lines (new owners)
1967-1993 - Southern California Rapid Transit District

Pasadena

Horse Car
1886-1894 - several companies
1893-1898 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1894-1898 - Pasadena & Los Angeles Electric Railway Co.
1898-1902 - Los Angeles & Pasadena Electric Railway Co.
1902-1911 - Pacific Electric Railway
1911-1941 - Pacific Electric Railway Co.
1923 - buses introduced
1941 - streetcars replaced with buses operated by new National City Lines subsidiary

1941-1963 - Pasadena City Lines (National City Lines)
1963-1967 - Pasadena City Lines (new owners)
1967-1993 - Southern California Rapid Transit District

San Pedro

1905-1911 - Los Angeles Interurban Railway Co.
1911-1934 - Pacific Electric Railway Co.
1938 - streetcars replaced with buses

Prior to 1971 - San Pedro Motor Bus Association
Prior to 1973 - San Pedro Transit Lines
Private bus co. - Highland Transportation Co.
1971-1993 - Southern California Rapid Transit District

Whittier

Municipal bus co. in 1943 - Municipal Bus Lines
1949-1959 - Whittier Bus Lines
1959-1961 - Crosstown Suburban Bus Lines
1961-1964 - Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority
1964-1993 - Southern California Rapid Transit District

Burbank

Private bus co. - Burbank Bus Line

Compton

Private bus co. - South Los Angeles Transportation Co.

Redondo/Hermosa/Manhattan

Private bus co. - Sunset Stages

Terminal Island

Private bus co. - Terminal Island Transit Co.

Wilmington

Private bus co. - Wilmington Bus Co.


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