TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN CALIFORNIA

LOS ANGELES COUNTY (INDEPENDENT SYSTEMS)


Los Angeles County

(Independent Systems)

Pomona/Foothills

Mule Car
1887-1895 - San Antonio & Holt Ave. Street Railroad Co.
1889-1899 - Orange Grove Street Railroad Co.

Steam Dummy
1903-1907 - Pomona Street Railway Co.

Electric Streetcar
1902-1911 - Pacific Electric Railway
1911-1924 - Pacific Electric Railway Co.
1924 - streetcars discontinued

1924-1926 - City Transit
After 1926 - Motor Transit Co.
Private bus co. - Victory Transit Co.
Prior to 1966 - Pomona Bus Lines
1966-1972 - Pomona Valley Municipal Transit System
1972-1988 - Southern California Rapid Transit District

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1988)
Foothill Transit

Gardena

1911-1940 - Pacific Electric Railway Co.
1940 - streetcars/interurban trains discontinued

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1940)
Gardena Municipal Bus Lines (GTrans)

Long Beach

1902-1911 - Pacific Electric Railway
1911-1940 - Pacific Electric Railway Co.
1940 - streetcars discontinued

1916-1927 - Long Beach Transportation Co.
1920-1927 - B&H Transportation Co.
1927-1946 - Lang Motor Bus Co.
1946-1963 - Long Beach City Lines (National City Lines)

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1963)
Long Beach Transit

Montebello

1922-1928 - Montebello Municipal Bus Lines
1928-1931 - Motor Transit Co.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1931)
Montebello Bus Lines

Santa Monica

1899-1911 - Los Angeles Pacific Railroad Co.
1911-1929 - Pacific Electric Railway Co.
1929 - streetcars discontinued

1921-1950 - Bay Cities Transit Co.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1928)
Santa Monica Municipal Bus Lines

Torrance

1912-1940 - Pacific Electric Railway Co.
1940 - streetcars/interurban trains discontinued

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1940)
Torrance Transit

Newer Transit Systems

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM/COMMERCE (SINCE 1962)
Commerce Municipal Bus Lines

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM/CULVER CITY (SINCE 1928)
Culver CityBus

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM/NORWALK (SINCE 1974)
Norwalk Transit System

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM/SANTA CLARITA (SINCE 1991)
Santa Clarita Transit

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM/LANCASTER-PALMDALE (SINCE 1992)
Antelope Valley Transit Authority


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