TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN CALIFORNIA

LOS ANGELES COUNTY (MTA)


Los Angeles County

Los Angeles

1874-1910 - several companies
1910-1945 - Los Angeles Railway Co.
1945-1958 - Los Angeles Transit Lines (National City Lines)
1958-1964 - Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority
1963 - streetcars discontinued
1947-1963 - operated trolleybuses
1964-1993 - Southern California Rapid Transit District
HAS RAPID TRANSIT (opened 1995)

Los Angeles County/Interurban

1895-1911 - several companies
1911-1953 - Pacific Electric Railway Co.
1953-1958 - Pacific Electric Railway Co. (Metropolitan Coach Lines)
1958-1964 - Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority
1961 - streetcars/interurban trains discontinued
1964-1993 - Southern California Rapid Transit District
Has new light rail

Bell/Huntington Park

1926-1952 - Landier Transit
After 1952 - South Los Angeles Transportation Co.
1920-1954 - Holbrook Transit Co.
1954-1959 - Southern Cities Transit
1959-1961 - Crosstown Suburban Bus Lines
1961-1964 - Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority
1964-1993 - Southern California Rapid Transit District

Belvedere Gardens

Prior to 1949 - Belvedere Gardens Bus Co.
1949-1971 - Eastern Cities Transit
1971-1993 - Southern California Rapid Transit District

Glendale

1904-1911 - Los Angeles Interurban Railway Co.
1911-1941 - Pacific Electric Railway Co.
1941 - streetcars discontinued
1941-1962 - Glendale City Lines (National City Lines)
1962-1964 - Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority
1964-1993 - Southern California Rapid Transit District

Inglewood

Prior to 1942 - Inglewood Transit Lines
1942-1946 - Inglewood City Lines (National City Lines)
1946-1967 - Inglewood City Lines (new owners)
1967-1993 - Southern California Rapid Transit District

Pasadena

1886-1894 - several companies
1894-1898 - Pasadena & Los Angeles Electric Railway
1898-1902 - Los Angeles & Pasadena Electric Railway Co.
1902-1911 - Pacific Electric Railway Co. (original company)
1911-1941 - Pacific Electric Railway Co.
1941 - streetcars discontinued
1941-1963 - Pasadena City Lines (National City Lines)
1963-1967 - Pasadena City Lines (new owners)
1967-1993 - Southern California Rapid Transit District

San Pedro

1905-1911 - Los Angeles Interurban Railway Co.
1911-1934 - Pacific Electric Railway Co.
1934 - streetcars discontinued
Prior to 1971 - San Pedro Motor Bus Association
Prior to 1973 - San Pedro Transit Lines
Private bus co. - Highland Transportation Co.
1971-1993 - Southern California Rapid Transit District

Whittier

Municipal bus co. in 1943 - Municipal Bus Lines
1949-1959 - Whittier Bus Lines
1959-1961 - Crosstown Suburban Bus Lines
1961-1964 - Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority
1964-1993 - Southern California Rapid Transit District

Burbank

Private bus co. - Burbank Bus Line

Compton

Private bus co. - South Los Angeles Transportation Co.

Redondo/Hermosa/Manhattan

Private bus co. - Sunset Stages

Terminal Island

Private bus co. - Terminal Island Transit Co.

Wilmington

Private bus co. - Wilmington Bus Co.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1993)
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority


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