NORTHERN INDIANA TRANSIT HISTORY

INTERURBAN BUS TRANSPORTATION

1934 - All interurban railway service abandoned, replaced with buses.

Northern Indiana Railway interurban bus service operated from South Bend to Elkhart/Goshen and Niles.

Greyhound operated through bus service from South Bend to St. Joseph/Benton Harbor, and between South Bend and La Porte.

1940 - Northern Indiana Railway sold to Northern Indiana Transit.

1960 - Remaining interurban bus routes sold to Indiana Motor Bus.

Local bus service between La Porte and Michigan City was briefly operated by Suburban Transit, before being assumed by Indiana Motor Bus.

By the 1970's, many Indiana Motor Bus routes operated less than once a day. Finally, with the deregulation of the intercity bus industry in the 1980's, all of this local bus service ended.

1999 - Fixed route bus service introduced by "The Interurban Trolley" operation between Elkhart and Goshen, after a period when the only transit service in area was a dial a ride service.

2009 - Bus route introduced by "The Interurban Trolley" between Elkhart and Mishawaka, connecting with public transportation in South Bend.

2015 - "Transit Triangle" begins operating interurban bus service in La Porte County, connecting Michigan City, La Porte, and Westville.


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