TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN ILLINOIS

ROCKFORD AREA


Rockford

Horse Car
1881-1890 - Rockford Street Railway Co.
1890-1898 - Rockford City Railway Co.
1890-1891 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1898-1902 - Rockford Railway Light & Power Co.
1902-1910 - Rockford & Interurban Railway Co.
1910-1951 - Rockford City Traction Co.
1919 - buses introduced by separate company Fay Motor Bus Co.
1922 - buses ordered discontinued by Fay Motor Bus Co.
1922 - buses introduced by Rockford City Traction Co.
1936 - streetcars discontinued
1936-1947 - operated trolleybuses

1951-1963 - Rockford Transit Co. (CNS&M Ry)
1963-1970 - Rockford Transit Corp. (American Transit Corp.)

FURTHER INFORMATION
Streetcar Map
Classic Bus Roster

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1970)
Rockford Mass Transit District

NEWER TRANSIT SYSTEM
Stateline Mass Transit District (since 2008)


Belvidere

1895-1915 - Belvidere City Railway Co.
1915 - streetcars discontinued

Private bus co. in 1952 - Belvidere Bus Co.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Boone County Council on Aging


Freeport

Horse Car
1887-1895 - Freeport Street Railway Co.
1895 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars operated by new company

1895-1903 - Freeport General Electric Co.
1903-1910 - Freeport Railway Light & Power Co.
1910-1916 - Freeport Railway & Light Co.
1916-1933 - Illinois Northern Utilities Co.
1933 - streetcars discontinued

Private predecessor bus co. - Coach Co. of Freeport
Private bus co. in 1952 - Freeport Bus Co.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Pretzel City Area Transit


HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAYS

1902-1902 - Rockford & Belvidere Electric Railway Co.
1902-1906 - Rockford Beloit & Janesville Railway Co.
1904-1904 - Rockford & Freeport Railway Co.

1902-1930 - Rockford & Interurban Railway Co.

1927 - buses introduced by separate company Royal Rapid Transit Co.
1930 - interurban trains discontinued

1927-1929 - Royal Rapid Transit Co.
After 1929 - Northland Greyhound Lines

Interurban lines:
Rockford-Belvidere/Rockford-Janesville/Rockford-Freeport


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