TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN MICHIGAN

DETROIT AREA


Detroit

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1863-1901 - several companies
1901-1922 - Detroit United Railway
1922-1974 - Department of Street Railways
1956 - streetcars discontinued
1930-1937 - operated trolleybuses
1949-1962 - operated trolleybuses

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Detroit Department of Transportation

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY (WYANDOTTE)
INTERURBAN TRANSIT HISTORY (WEST JEFFERSON CORRIDOR)
1890-1892 - Detroit Suburban Street Railway
1892-1901 - Wyandotte & Detroit River Railway
1901-1928 - Detroit United Railway
1928 - streetcars discontinued
1928-1941 - Eastern Michigan Motorbuses
1941-1958 - Great Lakes Greyhound Lines
1958-1974 - Great Lakes Transit Corp. (American Transit Corp.)
1974-1989 - Southeastern Michigan Transportation Authority

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY (LINCOLN PARK)
INTERURBAN TRANSIT HISTORY (FORT STREET CORRIDOR)
1904-1906 - Detroit & Toledo Shore Line Railroad
1906-1928 - Detroit United Railway
1925-1927 - Lincoln Park Coach Line
1928-1932 - Eastern Michigan Railways
1932 - streetcars discontinued
1929-1933 - Lincoln Park Bus Co.
1933-1950 - Lincoln Park Bus Co. (Dearborn Coach Co.)
1950-1960 - Intertown Suburban Lines
1960-1962 - Intertown Suburban Lines (American Transit Corp.)
1962-1974 - Metropolitan Transit (American Transit Corp.)
1974-1989 - Southeastern Michigan Transportation Authority

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY (DEARBORN)
INTERURBAN TRANSIT HISTORY (MICHIGAN AVENUE CORRIDOR)
1897-1901 - Detroit Ypsilanti & Ann Arbor Railway
1901-1907 - Detroit Ypsilanti Ann Arbor & Jackson Railway
1907-1928 - Detroit Jackson & Chicago Railway (Detroit United Railway)
1928-1929 - Eastern Michigan Railways
1929 - streetcars discontinued
1922-1925 - Renne Motor Transit Co.
1925-1932 - Detroit Motorbus Co.
1932-1950 - Dearborn Coach Co.
1950-1960 - Intertown Suburban Lines
1960-1962 - Intertown Suburban Lines (American Transit Corp.)
1962-1974 - Metropolitan Transit (American Transit Corp.)
1974-1989 - Southeastern Michigan Transportation Authority

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY (PONTIAC)
1895-1899 - Pontiac & Sylvan Lake Railway
1899-1901 - Detroit & Northwestern Railway
1901-1928 - Detroit United Railway
1928-1931 - Eastern Michigan Railways
1931 - streetcars discontinued
1931-1932 - Eastern Michigan Motorbuses
1932-1932 - Martin Lines
1932-1936 - Pontiac Transportation Co.
1936-1960 - Pontiac City Lines (National City Lines)
1960-1960 - The Bee Line
1960-1971 - Pontiac Transit Corp. (American Transit Corp.)
1971-1973 - Pontiac Transit Corp. (city owned)
1973-1974 - Great Lakes Transit Corp. (American Transit Corp.)
1974-1989 - Southeastern Michigan Transportation Authority

INTERURBAN TRANSIT HISTORY (WOODWARD CORRIDOR)
1895-1897 - Oakland Railway
1897-1901 - Detroit & Pontiac Railway Co.
1901-1928 - Detroit United Railway
1928-1931 - Eastern Michigan Railways
1931 - streetcars discontinued
1931-1941 - Eastern Michigan Motorbuses
1941-1958 - Great Lakes Greyhound Lines
1958-1974 - Great Lakes Transit Corp. (American Transit Corp.)
1974-1989 - Southeastern Michigan Transportation Authority

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY (MOUNT CLEMENS)
INTERURBAN TRANSIT HISTORY (GRATIOT CORRIDOR)
1890-1899 - Mount Clemens Street Railway
1899-1900 - Mount Clemens & Lakeside Traction Co.
1900-1901 - Rapid Railway Co.
1901-1928 - Detroit United Railway
1928-1930 - Rapid Railway Co.
1930 - streetcars discontinued
1930-1941 - Eastern Michigan Motorbuses
1941-1958 - Great Lakes Greyhound Lines
1958-1974 - Great Lakes Transit Corp. (American Transit Corp.)
1974-1989 - Southeastern Michigan Transportation Authority

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY (GROSSE POINTE)
INTERURBAN TRANSIT HISTORY (EAST JEFFERSON CORRIDOR)
1896-1900 - Detroit Lake Shore & Mount Clemens Railway
1900-1901 - Rapid Railway Co.
1901-1928 - Detroit United Railway
1928 - streetcars discontinued
1924-1924 - Grosse Pointe Bus Co.
1924-1932 - Detroit Motorbus Co.
1932-1971 - Lake Shore Coach Lines
1971-1989 - Southeastern Michigan Transportation Authority

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
SMART (Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation)


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