TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN LOUISIANA

SMALLER CITIES


Lake Charles

Horse Car
1891-1909 - Lake Charles Street Railway Co.
1906 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1909-1924 - Lake Charles Railway Light & Waterworks Co.
1924-1925 - Lake Charles Electric Co.
1925-1929 - Eastern Texas Electric Co.
1926 - buses introduced
1927 - streetcars discontinued

After 1929 - Lake Charles Transit Co.
Prior to 1967 - Lake Charles Bus Co.

Mandeville

1915-1918 - St. Tammany & New Orleans Railway & Ferry Co.
1918 - streetcars discontinued

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Mandeville-Covington (1915-1918)

New Iberia

1912-1918 - Southwestern Traction & Power Co.
1918 - streetcars discontinued

Private bus co. in 1952 - La Porte Bus Lines

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
New Iberia-Jeanerette (1912-1918)


ADDITIONAL CITIES WITH UNSUCCESSFUL STREETCAR SYSTEMS

In several smaller cities in Louisiana, streetcar routes were constructed in the late 1800's. But those routes were abandoned early.

Burnside - Burnside Tramway Co. (after 1900)
Natchitoches - Natchitoches Street Railway Co. (1890-1892, mule)


ADDITIONAL CITIES NEVER WITH STREETCARS

The only history found for transit systems in these cities, is from the 1952 "Mass Transportation's Directory", identifying these bus systems in existence as of 1952.

Abbeville - Abbeville Bus Service
Bogalusa - Bogalusa City Lines
Lafayette - Lafayette Transit Co.
Opelousas - City Bus Line
Pineville - Pineville Bus Co.
West Monroe - West Monroe Bus Co.


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