TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN ILLINOIS

MEDIUM SIZE CITIES


Canton

1909-1928 - Illinois Central Electric Railway
1928 - streetcars discontinued

Private bus co. in 1952 - Canton Transit Co.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Fulton County Rural Transit

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Lewiston-Canton-Farmington/Fairview (1909-1928)


Centralia/Mount Vernon

Centralia

Horse Car
1892-1906 - Centralia & Central City Street Railway Co.
1906 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars operated by new company

1906-1930 - Centralia & Central City Traction Co.
1930 - streetcars discontinued

1939-1940 - Hall's City Lines
Private bus co. in 1952 - Inter-City Transit Corp. (American Transit Corp.)
Prior to 1992 - South Central Transit Corp.

Mount Vernon

1914-1915 - Mount Vernon Traction & Power Co.
1915-1917 - City Railway Co.
1917 - streetcars discontinued

After 1923 - Southern Illinois Bus Line
Private bus co. in 1952 - Mount Vernon Transit Lines
Prior to 1993 - Jefferson County Transit

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
South Central Transit


Harrisburg

1913-1933 - Southern Illinois Railway & Power Co.
1933 - streetcars discontinued

After 1923 - Harrisburg-Dorrisville Bus Co.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Rides Mass Transit District

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Eldorado-Harrisburg-Carrier Mills (1913-1933)

Replacement interurban bus service operated by Saline Bus Line


Kewanee

1904-1924 - Galesburg & Kewanee Electric Railway Co.
1924-1936 - Kewanee Public Service Co.
1928 - buses introduced
1936 - streetcars discontinued

1936-1937 - Kewanee City Lines (National City Lines)
After 1937 - Kewanee City Lines Inc.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Henry County Public Transportation

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Kewanee-Galva
1904-1924 - Galesburg & Kewanee Electric Railway Co.
1924-1932 - Kewanee & Galva Railway


Lincoln

1891-1897 - Lincoln Electric Street Railway Co.
1897-1907 - Lincoln Street Car Co.
1907-1915 - Lincoln Railway & Light Co.
1915-1917 - Lincoln Railway & Heating Co.
After 1917 - Lincoln Municipal Street Railway
1929 - streetcars discontinued

Private bus co. in 1952 - Lincoln Transit Lines

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Show Bus


Macomb

1903-1910 - Macomb & Western Illinois Railway Co.
1910 - streetcars discontinued

Private bus co. in 1952 - Macomb Transit Co.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Go West Transit


Marion/Herrin

1901-1926 - Coal Belt Electric Railway
1926 - streetcars discontinued

After 1924 - Egyptian Transportation System
After 1941 - Marion City Bus Co.
After 1946 - Herrin City Bus Line

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Rides Mass Transit District

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Herrin-Marion/Carterville (1901-1926)


Mattoon/Charleston

1905-1910 - Mattoon City Railway Co.
1910-1931 - Central Illinois Public Service Co.
1927 - streetcars replaced with buses

1931-1941 - Mattoon City Bus Line
After 1941 - Mattoon Bus Line

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Dial-A-Ride Transit

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Mattoon-Charleston (1904-1927)

Replacement interurban bus service operated most years by Illinois Transit Lines


Monmouth

1907-1919 - Rock Island Southern Railroad Co.
1919-1926 - Galesburg & Western Railroad Co.
1926 - streetcars discontinued

After 1946 - Monmouth Transit Co.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Warren County Public Transportation

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Galesburg-Monmouth-Rock Island (1906-1926)


Murphysboro/Carbondale

Horse Car
1905-1907 - Murphysboro Street Railway Co.

1907-1927 - Murphysboro Electric Railway Light Heat & Power Co.
1908 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars
1927 - streetcars discontinued

After 1946 - Murphysboro Bus Co.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Jackson County Mass Transit District

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Murphysboro-Carbondale
1909-1927 - Murphysboro & Southern Illinois Railway


Paris

1907-1911 - Paris Traction Co.
1911-1925 - Central Illinois Public Service Co.
1925 - streetcars discontinued

After 1946 - Paris Transit Lines

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Rides Mass Transit District


Pontiac

1905-1925 - Bloomington Pontiac & Joliet Electric Railway Co.
1925 - streetcars discontinued

Private bus co. in 1952 - Chief City Lines

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Show Bus

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Pontiac-Dwight (1906-1925)


Sterling/Dixon

Horse Car
Until 1885 - Sterling Street Railway Co.

Electric Streetcar
1890-1892 - Union Electric Railway Co.
1892-1895 - Union Street Railway of Sterling & Rock Falls
1904-1925 - Sterling Dixon & Eastern Traction Co.
1925 - streetcars discontinued

After 1925 - Northern Illinois Service Co.
1937-1946 - Twin City Motor Coach
1942-1946 - Dixon Transit Co.
After 1946 - Twin City Transit Lines
After 1946 - Columbia Coach Lines

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Lee Ogle Transportation System

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Sterling-Dixon (1904-1925)

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Lee Center-Amboy/Lee Center-Middlebury
1910-1914 - Northern Illinois Electric Railway Co.
1914-1915 - Lee County Central Electric Railway Co.


Taylorville

1910-1912 - Taylorville Railway Light Heat & Power Co.
1912-1913 - Central Illinois Public Service Co.
1913 - streetcars discontinued

After 1942 - Taylorville Transit Co.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Central Illinois Public Transit


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