TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN LOUISIANA

MAJOR CITIES


New Orleans Area

New Orleans

Horse Car
1835-1902 - several companies
1835-1894 - operated steam dummy
1893-1899 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1902-1905 - New Orleans Railways Co.
1905-1922 - New Orleans Railway & Light Co.
1922-1983 - New Orleans Public Service Co.
1924 - buses introduced
1929-1967 - operated trolleybuses
STILL OPERATES STREETCARS

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1983)
Regional Transit Authority

Gretna

Horse Car
1886-1895 - Algiers & Gretna Railway Co.
1895-1907 - Algiers Gouldsboro & Gretna Railway Co.
1907 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars operated by new company

1907-1917 - Algiers Railway & Lighting Co.
1917-1927 - South New Orleans Light & Traction Co.
1927-1949 - Louisiana Power & Light Co.
1929 - buses introduced
1931 - streetcars discontinued

After 1949 - Westside Transit Lines (American Transit Corp.)

Interurban Orleans-Kenner

1914-1920 - Orleans-Kenner Electric Railway Co.
1920-1930 - Orleans-Kenner Traction Co.
1930 - interurban trains discontinued

Prior to 1935 - Jefferson Bus Lines
1935-1959 - New Orleans Public Service Co.
After 1959 - Louisiana Transit Co.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1990)
Jefferson Transit


Alexandria

1906-1910's - Alexandria Electric Railways Co.
1910's-1915 - Southern Traction & Power Co.
After 1915 - Alexandria Municipal Railway (city owned)
1926 - streetcars discontinued

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
City of Alexandria Transit


Baton Rouge

Mule Car
1890-1893 - Capital Railway & Lighting Co.
1893 - mule cars replaced with electric streetcars operated by new company

1893-1896 - Baton Rouge Electric Railway Co.
1895-1903 - Home Electric Co.
1903-1907 - Baton Rouge Electric & Gas Co.
1907-1938 - Baton Rouge Electric Co.
1927 - buses introduced
1936 - streetcars discontinued

1938-1945 - Baton Rouge Bus Co.
1945-1962 - Baton Rouge Bus Co. (United Transit Co.)
1962-1970 - Baton Rouge Bus Co. (ATE)
1970-2004 - Capital Transit Corporation (city owned)

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 2004)
Capitol Area Transit System


Monroe

1906-1938 - Monroe Municipal Street Railway (city owned)
1938 - streetcars replaced with buses

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1938)
Monroe Transit


Shreveport

Horse Car
1870-1903 - Shreveport City Railroad Co.
1896 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

Electric Streetcar
1890-1899 - Shreveport Railway & Land Improvement Co.
1899-1900 - Shreveport Belt Railway Co.

1903-1914 - Shreveport Traction Co.
1914-1958 - Shreveport Railways Co.
1925 - buses introduced
1939 - streetcars discontinued
1931-1965 - operated trolleybuses

1958-1965 - Shreveport Transit Co.
1965-1974 - Shreveport Transit Co. (American Transit Corp.)

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1974)
SporTran


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