TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN OHIO

AKRON/CANTON/YOUNGSTOWN AREA


Summit County

Akron

Horse Car
1883-1888 - Akron Street Railway & Herdic Co.
1888 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars operated by new company

1888-1890 - Akron Street Railway Co.
1890-1895 - Akron Street Railroad Co.
1895-1899 - Akron Street Railway & Illuminating Co.
1899-1899 - Akron Traction & Electric Co.
1899-1902 - Northern Ohio Traction Co.
1902-1926 - Northern Ohio Traction & Light Co.
1922 - buses introduced
1926-1930 - Northern Ohio Power & Light Co.
1930-1945 - Akron Transportation Co.
1945-1962 - Akron Transportation Co. (United Transit Co.)
1947 - streetcars discontinued
1941-1959 - operated trolleybuses

1962-1969 - Akron Transportation Co. (ATE)

Barberton

1901-1902 - Northern Ohio Traction Co.
1902-1926 - Northern Ohio Traction & Light Co.
1926-1930 - Northern Ohio Power & Light Co.
1930-1945 - Akron Transportation Co.
1945-1946 - Akron Transportation Co. (United Transit Co.)
1946 - streetcars discontinued

Private bus co. in 1952 - Barberton Transit Co.

Cuyahoga Falls

1901-1902 - Northern Ohio Traction Co.
1902-1926 - Northern Ohio Traction & Light Co.
1926-1930 - Northern Ohio Power & Light Co.
After 1930 - Akron Transportation Co.
1933 - streetcars replaced with buses

FURTHER INFORMATION
Route History
Streetcar Map
Classic Bus Roster
Streetcar Roster

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1969)
Metro Regional Transit Authority

Historic suburban/interurban bus lines operated by several companies (mostly a 1952 sampling)


Stark County

Canton

Horse Car
1884-1892 - Canton Street Railway Co.
1889-1890 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1892-1897 - Canton & Massilion Street Railway Co.
1897-1902 - Canton & Massilion Electric Railway Co.
1902-1906 - Canton-Akron Railway Co.
1906-1926 - Northern Ohio Traction & Light Co.
1922 - buses introduced
1926-1930 - Northern Ohio Power & Light Co.
1930-1940 - Canton Traction Co.
1931 - streetcars discontinued

1940-1971 - Canton City Lines (National City Lines)
1971-1997 - Canton Regional Transit Authority

Massilion

1892-1897 - Canton & Massilion Street Railway Co.
1897-1902 - Canton & Massilion Electric Railway Co.
1902-1906 - Canton-Akron Railway Co.
1906-1926 - Northern Ohio Traction & Light Co.
1926-1929 - Northern Ohio Power & Light Co.
1929 - streetcars discontinued

Private bus co. in 1952 - Fidelity Motor Bus Lines
Prior to 1969 - Tri-City Transit
After 1969 - Massillon-Alliance Motor Transit Inc.

FURTHER INFORMATION
Route History
Streetcar Map
Classic Bus Roster
Streetcar Roster

Alliance

1888-1902 - Alliance Street Railway Co.
1902-1939 - Stark Electric Railroad Co.
1939 - streetcars replaced with buses operated by new company

After 1939 - Stark Transit
Private bus co. in 1952 - A & M Transit Lines
Private bus co. in 1952 - Stanley Bus Co.
Prior to 1969 - Tri-City Transit
After 1969 - Massillon-Alliance Motor Transit Inc.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1997)
Stark Area Regional Transit Authority

Historic suburban/interurban bus lines operated by several companies (mostly a 1952 sampling)


Mahoning County

Youngstown

Horse Car
1873-1893 - Youngstown Street Railroad Co.
1891 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1893-1896 - Youngstown Street Railway Co.
1896-1906 - Mahoning Valley Railway Co.
1906-1920 - Mahoning & Shenango Railway & Light Co.
1920-1945 - Youngstown Municipal Railway Co.
1922 - buses introduced
1940 - streetcars discontinued
1936-1959 - operated trolleybuses

1945-1957 - Youngstown Municipal Railway Co. (United Transit Co.)
1957-1962 - Youngstown Transit Co. (United Transit Co.)
1962-1971 - Youngstown Transit Co. (ATE)

FURTHER INFORMATION
Route History
Streetcar Map
Classic Bus Roster
Streetcar Roster

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1971)
Western Reserve Transit Authority

Historic suburban/interurban bus lines operated by several companies (mostly a 1952 sampling)


Trumbull County

Warren

1894-1901 - Trumbull Electric Railroad Co.
1901-1906 - Mahoning Valley Railway Co.
1906-1920 - Mahoning & Shenango Railway & Light Co.
1920-1932 - West End Traction Co.
1932 - streetcars discontinued

After 1932 - Warren Transportation Co.
Private bus co. in 1973 - Suburban Transit Inc.

Niles

1894-1900 - Mineral Ridge & Niles Street Railway Co.
1900-1901 - Mineral Ridge & Niles Traction Co.
1901-1906 - Mahoning Valley Railway Co.
1906-1920 - Mahoning & Shenango Railway & Light Co.
1920-1927 - West End Traction Co.
1927 - streetcars discontinued

Private bus co. in 1952 - Niles Transit Lines

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Trumbull Community Action Program

Historic suburban/interurban bus lines operated by several companies (mostly a 1952 sampling)


NEW COUNTYWIDE TRANSIT SYSTEMS
Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority (since 1994)
Carroll County Transit


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