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Cuyahoga County

Cleveland

Horse Car
1860-1910 - several companies
1889-1893 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars
1890-1901 - operated cable cars

1910-1942 - Cleveland Railway Co.
1925 - buses introduced
1942-1975 - Cleveland Transit System
1954 - streetcars discontinued
1936-1963 - operated trolleybuses

Berea

Horse Car
1871-1887 - Berea Street Railway Co.
1887-1892 - Berea Street Railroad Co.
1892-1896 - Cleveland & Berea Street Railway Co.
1894 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1896-1897 - Cleveland & Berea & Elyria Electric Railroad Co.
1897-1900 - Cleveland Berea Elyria & Oberlin Railway Co.
1900-1902 - Cleveland Elyria & Western Railway Co.
1902-1907 - Cleveland & Southwestern Traction Co.
1907-1919 - Cleveland Southwestern & Columbus Railway Co.
1919 - streetcars discontinued

1919-1968 - Berea Bus Co.
1968-1975 - Cleveland Transit System

Broadview

1950-1961 - Broadview Bus Co.
1961-1975 - Cleveland Transit System

Euclid

1935-1979 - City Of Euclid

Garfield Heights

1895-1899 - Akron Bedford & Cleveland Railroad Co.
1899-1902 - Northern Ohio Traction Co.
1902-1926 - Northern Ohio Traction & Light Co.
1926-1932 - Northern Ohio Power & Light Co.
1932 - streetcars discontinued

1932-1982 - Garfield Heights Coach Lines

Lakewood

1937-1954 - Lakewood Rapid Transit Co.
After 1954 - Cleveland Transit System

Maple Heights

After 1935 - Maple Heights Transit

North Olmstead

After 1931 - North Olmstead Municipal Bus Lines

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1975)
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAYS
Operated in several directions from Cleveland

Historic suburban/interurban bus lines:
Cleveland-Lorain Highway Coach (to Lorain, until 1987)


Lorain County

Lorain

1894-1906 - Lorain Street Railway Co.
1906-1938 - Lorain Street Railroad Co. (Lake Shore Electric Railway Co.)
1938 - streetcars discontinued

After 1938 - Employees Transit Lines

Elyria

1894-1896 - Cleveland & Elyria Electric Railroad
1896-1897 - Cleveland Berea & Elyria Railway Co.
1897-1900 - Cleveland Berea Elyria & Oberlin Railway Co.
1900-1903 - Cleveland Elyria & Western Railway Co.
1903-1907 - Cleveland & Southwestern Traction Co.
1907-1924 - Cleveland Southwestern & Columbus Railway Co.
1924-1931 - Cleveland Southwestern Railway & Light Co.
1926 - buses introduced
1931 - streetcars discontinued

Private bus co. in 1952 - Elyria Coach Co.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Lorain County Transit

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


Lake County

Local

1893-1898 - Painesville Fairport & Richmond Street Railway Co.
1898-1926 - Cleveland Painesville & Eastern Railroad Co.
1926 - streetcars discontinued

1913-1962 - Lake County Transportation Co.
1962-1985 - no transit service

Interurban

1896-1926 - Cleveland Painesville & Eastern Railroad Co.
1926 - interurban trains discontinued

1923-1928 - Cleveland-Ashtabula-Conneaut Bus Co.
1928-1930 - Great Lakes Stages
1930-1933 - Eastern Greyhound Lines of Ohio
1933-1936 - Eastern Greyhound Lines of New York
1936-1965 - Central Greyhound Lines
1965-1969 - Lake Front Lines
1969-1974 - Lake Front Trailways
1974-1982 - Lake Front Lines
1982-1985 - no transit service

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1985)
LakeTran


Ashtabula County

Ashtabula

Horse Car
1883-1896 - Ashtabula City Railway Co.
1891-1896 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars operated by new company

1891-1922 - Ashtabula Rapid Transit Co.
After 1922 - City of Ashtabula-Division of Transportation
1939 - streetcars discontinued

Conneaut

1901-1909 - Conneaut & Erie Traction Co.
1909-1924 - Cleveland & Erie Railway Co.
1924 - streetcars discontinued

Private bus co. in 1952 - Conneaut City Bus Co.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Ashtabula County Transportation System

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Ashtabula-Conneaut/Jefferson
1901-1919 - Pennsylvania & Ohio Railway Co.
1919-1926 - Pennsylvania & Ohio Traction Co.


NEW COUNTYWIDE TRANSIT SYSTEMS
Geauga County Transit
Medina County Transit


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