TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN PENNSYLVANIA

PITTSBURGH/ALLEGHENY COUNTY


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Pittsburgh

1859-1902 - several companies
1888-1897 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars
1888-1891 - operated cable cars

1902-1964 - Pittsburgh Railways Co.
1925 - buses introduced by affiliated company Pittsburgh Motor Coach Co.
STILL OPERATES STREETCARS

Braddock

1890-1896 - Braddock Electric Railway Co.
1896-1898 - Braddock Electric Passenger Railway Co.
1898-1901 - Wilkinsburg & East Pittsburgh Railway Co.
1901-1902 - Monongahela Street Railway Co.
1902-1964 - Pittsburgh Railways Co.
1967 - streetcars discontinued

1927-1964 - Burrelli Transit Service
1927-1964 - Dawson Motor Coach

Brentwood

1929-1964 - Brentwood Motor Coach Co.

Carnegie

1946-1965 - Carnegie Coach Lines

Clairton

1906-1926 - Clairton Street Railway Co.
1923 - buses introduced by separate company Clairton City Bus
1926 - streetcars discontinued

1923-1928 - Clairton City Bus
1928-1964 - Mon Valley Bus Co.

Coraopolis

1937-1964 - Schafer Coach Lines

Culmerville/Cheswick

1912-1964 - Culmerville Russellton & Cheswick Transit Co.

Duquesne

1910-1928 - Duquesne & Dravosburg Street Railway Co.
1928 - streetcars discontinued

1929-1964 - Duquesne Motor Coach Lines

Homestead

1892-1898 - Homestead & Highlands Street Railway
1898-1902 - Monongahela Street Railway Co.
1902-1964 - Pittsburgh Railways Co.
1964 - streetcars discontinued

1927-1964 - Bamford Motor Coach Lines

McKeesport

Horse Car
1887-1891 - McKeesport Passenger Railway Co.
1891-1896 - McKeesport & Reynoldton Passenger Railway Co.
1891-1892 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

Electric Streetcar
1892-1898 - McKeesport Duquesne & Wilmerding Railway Co.
1898-1900 - McKeesport Wilmerding & Duquesne Railway Co.
1900-1904 - Pittsburgh McKeesport & Connellsville Railway Co.
1904-1938 - West Penn Railways Co.
1925 - buses introduced by affiliated company Penn Bus Lines
1938 - streetcars discontinued

1925-1932 - Penn Bus Lines (West Penn Railways Co.)
1932-1937 - Penn Transit Co. (West Penn Railways Co.)
1937-1964 - Penn Transit Co.

McKeesport/Highland Grove

1901-1923 - Highland Grove Traction Co.
1923 - streetcars discontinued

1923-1929 - Highland Grove Bus Co.
1929-1964 - McKeesport Transit Co.

McKeesport/Port Vue

1905-1919 - Port Vue Street Railway
1919 - streetcars discontinued

1922-1945 - Ben V. Rudberg
1945-1964 - Ridge Lines

Mt. Lebanon

1919-1928 - John Collavo
1928-1964 - Oriole Motor Coach Lines

Natrona

Prior to 1938 - Evans Bus Co.
1938-1961 - Harmony Short Line
1961-1964 - Community Transit Service

Tarentum

1890-1906 - Tarentum Traction Passenger Railway Co.
1906-1912 - Allegheny Valley Street Railway Co.
1912-1937 - West Penn Railways Co.
1937 - streetcars discontinued

1914-1923 - Tarentum Auto Transit Co.
1923-1958 - Culmerville Auto Transit Co.
1958-1964 - Culmerville Russellton & Cheswick Transit Co.

Wilmerding

1921-1964 - Bacco Transit Co.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1964)
Port Authority Transit

HISTORIC INTERURBAN TYPE RAILWAY
Aspinwall-Natrona
1907-1913 - Oakdale & McDonald Street Railway Co.
1913-1927 - West Penn Railways Co.

HISTORIC INTERURBAN TYPE RAILWAY
Oakdale-McDonald
1906-1912 - Allegheny Valley Street Railway Co.
1912-1937 - West Penn Railways Co.


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