TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN KANSAS

MAJOR CITIES


Kansas City

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
Prior to 1895 - several companies
1895-1903 - Metropolitan Street Railway Co.
1903-1914 - Kansas City Railway & Light Co.
1914-1925 - Kansas City Railway Co.
1925-1960 - Kansas City Public Service Co.
1957 - streetcars discontinued
1938-1959 - operated trolleybuses
1960-1969 - Kansas City Transit

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Kansas City Area Transportation Authority


Hutchinson

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1886-1906 - Hutchinson Street Railway
1906-1925 - Hutchinson Interurban Railway
1925 - streetcars discontinued
Prior to 1959 - McVay Bros./Hutchinson Bus & Cab Co.
After 1959 - Hutchinson City Bus Co.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Reno County Area Transit


Lawrence

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1909-1915 - Lawrence Railway & Light Co.
1915-1922 - Kansas Electric Utilities Co.
1922-1925 - Kansas Electric Power Co.
1925-1935 - Kansas Electric Power Co. (Middle West Utilities Co.)
1933 - streetcars discontinued
Prior to 1953 - Rapid Transit
1953-1961 - Union Electric Railway Co.
After 1961 - Lawrence Bus Co.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Lawrence Transit System


Topeka

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1881-1892 - Topeka City Railway
1892-1926 - Topeka Railways
1926-1947 - Kansas Power & Light Co. (North American Light & Power Co.)
1937 - streetcars discontinued
1947-1973 - Topeka Transportation Co.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Topeka Metro


Wichita

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
Prior to 1890 - Wichita Street Railway Co.
1890-1893 - Wichita Electric Railway Co.
1893-1897 - Wichita Electric Railway & Light Co.
1897-1900 - Wichita Railway Light & Power Co.
1900-1923 - Wichita Railroad & Light Co.
1923-1927 - Wichita Railroad & Light Co. (North American Light & Power Co.)
1927-1933 - Wichita Railroad & Light Co.
1933 - streetcars discontinued
1933-1966 - Wichita Transit Co.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Wichita Transit


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