TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN CALIFORNIA

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY


Fresno County

Fresno

Horse Car
1889-1901 - Fresno Railroad Co.

Electric Streetcar
1902-1903 - Fresno City Railway
1903-1939 - Fresno Traction Co.
1922 - buses introduced
1939 - streetcars replaced with buses operated by new National City Lines subsidiary

1939-1946 - Fresno City Lines (National City Lines)
1946-1961 - Fresno City Lines Inc.
1961-1969 - Fresno Municipal Lines
1969-1989 - Fresno Transit

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1989)
Fresno Area Express

NEW COUNTYWIDE TRANSIT SYSTEM
Fresno County Rural Transit Agency (since 1979)

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


Kern County

Bakersfield

1900-1933 - Bakersfield & Kern Electric Railway Co.
1933-1956 - Bakersfield Transit Co.
1942 - streetcars replaced with buses

1956-1973 - Bakersfield Transit Authority

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1973)
Golden Empire Transit District

NEW COUNTYWIDE TRANSIT SYSTEM
Kern Regional Transit (since 1981)


Kings County

Corcoran

Private bus co. in 1952 - Thorson State Lines

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Corcoran Area Transit

NEW COUNTYWIDE TRANSIT SYSTEM
Kings Area Rural Transit (since 1980)


Madera County

NEWER COUNTYWIDE TRANSIT SYSTEM
Madera Area Express


Merced County

Merced

Private bus co. in 1952 - Rice & Murry Transportation System
Prior to 1996 - 4 local bus systems

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1996)
Merced County/The Bus


San Joaquin County

Stockton

Horse Car
1874-1887 - Street Railroad Co.
1887-1890 - Stockton Electric Motor Railway Co.
1891-1903 - Stockton Electric Railway Co.
1892 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1903-1939 - Stockton Electric Railroad Co.
1915 - buses introduced
1939-1963 - Stockton City Lines (National City Lines)
1941 - streetcars discontinued

1963-1965 - Stockton City Lines Inc.
1965-1994 - Stockton Metropolitan Transit District

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1994)
San Joaquin Regional Transit District

Lodi

Private bus co. in 1952 - Lodi Transit

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Lodi Grapeline

NEWER TRANSIT SYSTEMS
Manteca Transit
Tracy Tracer (since 2001)

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Stockton-Lodi/Sacramento
1907-1933 - Central California Traction Co.

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Stockton-Modesto
1913-1932 - Tidewater Southern Railway Co.

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


Stanislaus County

Modesto

1912-1917 - Modesto & Empire Traction Co.
1917 - streetcars discontinued

Prior to 1973 - Modesto Motor Bus Service
1973-1990 - Intracity Transit

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1990)
Modesto Area Express

Outlying Stanislaus County

Private bus co. in 1952 - Modesto Transit Co.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Stanislaus Regional Transit


Tulare County

Visalia

1908-1924 - Visalia Electric Railroad Co.
1924 - streetcars discontinued

Private bus co. in 1952 - Orange Belt Stages

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1981)
Visalia Transit

NEW COUNTYWIDE TRANSIT SYSTEM
Tulare County Area Transit

HISTORIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY
Visalia-Exeter-Lemon Cove-Terminus/Redbanks/Elderwood
1908-1924 - Visalia Electric Railroad Co.


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