TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN MONTANA

TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN MONTANA

MAJOR CITIES


Butte

Horse Car
1886-1887 - Butte City Street Railroad Co.
1887-1889 - Butte Street Railroad Co.
1889-1891 - Butte City Street Railway Co.
1889-1890 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars
1886-1895 - operated steam dummy
1889-1897 - operated cable cars

1891-1899 - Butte Consolidated Railway Co.
1899-1936 - Butte Electric Railway Co.
1936 - streetcars discontinued

1937-1946 - Butte City Lines (National City Lines)
1946-1959 - Butte City Lines (new owners)
1959-1962 - Silver Bow Transit Co.
1962-1976 - Butte Bus Lines

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Butte-Silver Bow Transit System


Great Falls

1891-1923 - Great Falls Street Railway Co.
1923-1931 - Montana Power Co.
1931 - streetcars discontinued

1938-1946 - Great Falls City Lines (National City Lines)
1946-1959 - Great Falls City Lines (new owners)
1957-1959 - leased to city

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1982)
Great Falls Transit


Helena

Horse Car
1887-1891 - Helena Street Railway Co.
1890-1891 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars operated by new company

1890-1894 - Helena Electric Railway Co.
1892-1894 - Helena Rapid Transit Co.
1893-1894 - Helena Rapid Transit Railroad

1894-1902 - Helena Power & Light Co.
1902-1905 - Helena Light & Traction Co.
1905-1926 - Helena Light & Railway Co.
1926-1928 - Montana Power Co.
1928 - streetcars discontinued

Prior to 1962 - Service Transit Co.
After 1962 - Capital City Lines
Prior to 1979 - Bill Emge
1979-2016 - Helena Area Transit Service

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 2016)
Capital Transit


Missoula

1910-1925 - Missoula Street Railway Co.
1925-1929 - Missoula Public Service Co.
1929-1932 - Montana Power Co.
1932 - streetcars discontinued

1932-1951 - United Transit Co.
1951-1961 - Missoula Transit Co.
Period of no transit service

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1977)
Mountain Line


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