TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN MICHIGAN

MAJOR CITIES


Battle Creek

Horse Car
1883-1887 - Battle Creek Railway Co.
1887-1892 - Battle Creek Street Railway Co.
1891 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1892-1894 - Battle Creek Electric Railway Co.
1894-1897 - Citizens Street Railway Co.
1897-1906 - Michigan Traction Co.
1906-1923 - Michigan United Railways Co.
1923-1929 - Michigan Electric Railway Co.
1929-1932 - Battle Creek Transportation Co. (Michigan Electric Shares Co.)
1932 - streetcars replaced with buses operated by new company

1932-1968 - Battle Creek Coach Co.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Battle Creek Transit


Bay City

Horse Car
1865-1892 - Bay City Street Railway Co.
1891-1895 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1892-1893 - Union Street Railway Co.
1889-1893 - West Bay City Street Railway Co.

1893-1903 - Bay Cities Consolidated Railway Co.
1903-1910 - Bay City Traction & Electric Co.
1910-1919 - Saginaw Bay-City Railway Co.
1919-1928 - Michigan Railroad Co.
1921 - streetcars replaced with buses

1921-1958 - Balcer Brothers Motor Coach Co.
1958-1959 - no transit service
1959-1974 - Hibblers Bay City Community Service

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1974)
Bay Metro Transit


Grand Rapids

Horse Car
1864-1885 - several companies
1885-1891 - Street Railway Co. of Grand Rapids
1891-1900 - Consolidated Street Railway Co. of Grand Rapids
1891-1892 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

Cable Car
1885-1891 - Valley City Street & Cable Railway Co.

Electric Streetcar
1900-1927 - Grand Rapids Railway Co.
1923 - buses introduced
1927-1938 - Grand Rapids Railroad Co.
1935 - streetcars discontinued

1938-1954 - Grand Rapids Motor Coach Co.
1954-1963 - Grand Rapids City Coach Lines (City Coach Lines)
1963-1978 - Grand Rapids Transit Authority
1978-2000 - Grand Rapids Area Transit Authority

FURTHER INFORMATION
Streetcar Map
Classic Bus Roster

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 2000)
Grand Rapids Interurban Transit Partnership


Jackson

Horse Car
1882-1891 - Jackson City Railway Co.
1891 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars operated by new company

1891-1900 - Jackson Street Railway Co.
1900-1904 - Jackson & Suburban Traction Co.
1904-1906 - Jackson Consolidated Traction Co.
1922 - buses introduced
1906-1923 - Michigan United Railways Co.
1923-1929 - Michigan Electric Railway Co.
1929-1936 - Jackson Transportation Co.
1936 - streetcars replaced with buses operated by new company

1936-1936 - Jackson Rapid Transportation Co.
1936-1964 - Jackson City Lines (National City Lines)
1956-1964 - leased to city
1964-1986 - Jackson Public Transportation Co.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1986)
Jackson Area Transportation Authority


Kalamazoo

Horse Car
1885-1891 - Kalamazoo Street Railway Co.
1891-1893 - Kalamazoo City & County Street Railway Co.
1893 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars operated by new company

1893-1897 - Citizens Street Railway Co.
1897-1906 - Michigan Traction Co.
1906-1923 - Michigan United Railways Co.
1923-1929 - Michigan Electric Railway Co.
1929-1932 - Kalamazoo Transportation Co. (Michigan Electric Shares Co.)
1932 - streetcars replaced with buses operated by new company

1932-1936 - Kalamazoo Motor Coach Co.
1936-1967 - Kalamazoo City Lines (National City Lines)
1957-1967 - leased to city

FURTHER INFORMATION
Streetcar Map
Classic Bus Roster

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1967)
Metro Transit


Lansing

Horse Car
1886-1895 - Lansing City Railway Co.
1890 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1895-1904 - Lansing City Electric Railway Co.
1904-1906 - Lansing & Suburban Traction Co.
1906-1923 - Michigan United Railways Co.
1922 - buses introduced
1923-1929 - Michigan Electric Railway Co.
1929-1933 - Lansing Transportation Co. (Michigan Electric Shares Co.)
1933 - streetcars replaced with buses operated by new company

1933-1936 - City Transport Corp.
1936-1939 - City Transport Corp. (National City Lines)
1939-1959 - Inter City Coach Line Co.
1959-1969 - Lansing Metro Lines
1969-1971 - Capitol Area Transit
1971-1972 - Metropolitan Lansing Mass Transportation Corp.

FURTHER INFORMATION
Streetcar Map
Classic Bus Roster

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1972)
Capital Area Transportation Authority


Muskegon

Horse Car
1882-1897 - Muskegon Railway Co.
1890 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1897-1901 - Muskegon Street Railway Co.
1901-1929 - Muskegon Traction & Lighting Co.
1928 - buses introduced
1929 - streetcars discontinued

1929-1956 - Peoples Transport Corp.
1956-1968 - Muskegon City Coach Lines (City Coach Lines)
1969-1972 - Muskegon County Metropolitan Transportation System/Muskegon Area Transit Authority

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM (SINCE 1972)
Muskegon Area Transit System


Saginaw

Horse Car
1863-1885 - Saginaw Street Railroad Co.
1885-1894 - City of Saginaw Street Railroad Co.
1894-1899 - City of Saginaw Consolidated Street Railway Co.
1864-1886 - Street Railroad Co. of East Saginaw
1886-1887 - East Saginaw Street Railway Co.
1887-1899 - Saginaw Union Street Railway Co. (East Saginaw)
1896 - horse cars replaced with electric streetcars

1899-1910 - Saginaw Valley Traction Co.
1910-1921 - Saginaw-Bay City Railway Co.
1921-1923 - Saginaw United Transit Co. (temporary bus service/streetcar service suspended)
1923-1931 - Saginaw Transit Co.
1923 - buses introduced
1931 - streetcars discontinued

1931-1936 - Saginaw Motor Coach Co.
1936-1962 - Saginaw City Lines (National City Lines)
1960-1962 - leased to city
After 1962 - Saginaw Transit

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Saginaw Transit Authority Regional Services (STARS)


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