TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN TENNESSEE

MAJOR CITIES


Chattanooga

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1889-1909 - several companies
1909-1922- Chattanooga Railway & Light Co.
1922-1925 - Tennessee Electric Power Co.
1925-1929 - Tennessee Electric Power Co. (Commonwealth Power Co.)
1929-1941 - Tennessee Electric Power Co. (Commonwealth & Southern Corp.)
1940 - streetcars discontinued
1941-1962 - Southern Coach Lines (United Transit Co.)
1962-1973 - Southern Coach Lines (ATE)

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority


Johnson City

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1892-1902 - Johnson City & Carnegie Street Railway
1902-1913 - Johnson City Traction Co.
1913-1928 - Tennessee Eastern Electric Co.
1928-1935 - Tennessee Eastern Electric Co. (Cities Service Co.)
1931 - streetcars discontinued
After 1935 - Johnson City Bus Co.
Prior to 1979 -Johnson City Transit Co.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Johnson City Transit System


Knoxville

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1876-1897 - Knoxville Street Railway
1897-1904 - Knoxville Traction Co.
1904-1911 - Knoxville Power & Light Co.
1911-1922 - Knoxville Power & Light Co. (American Cities Co.)
1922-1925 - Knoxville Power & Light Co. (Electric Bond & Shares Co.)
1925-1930 - Knoxville Power & Light Co. (National Power & Light Co.)
1930-1938 - Tennessee Public Service Co. (National Power & Light Co.)
1938-1967 - Knoxville Transit Lines
1930-1945 - operated trolleybuses
1947 - streetcars discontinued
1967-1975 - Knoxville Transit Corp. (city owned)
1975-1989 - K-Trans

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Knoxville Area Transit


Memphis

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1876-1895 - several companies
1895-1911 - Memphis Street Railway Co.
1911-1922 - Memphis Street Railway Co. (American Cities Co.)
1922-1925 - Memphis Street Railway Co. (Electric Bond & Shares Co.)
1925-1949 - Memphis Street Railway Co. (National Power & Light Co.)
1947 - streetcars discontinued
1949-1958 - Memphis Street Railway Co.
1931-1960 - operated trolleybuses
1958-1961 - Memphis Transit Co.

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEM
Memphis Area Transit Authority


Nashville

CITY TRANSIT HISTORY
1865-1903 - several companies
1903-1922 - Nashville Railway & Light Co.
1922-1925 - Tennessee Electric Power Co.
1925-1929 - Tennessee Electric Power Co. (Commonwealth Power Co.)
1929-1940 - Tennessee Electric Power Co. (Commonwealth & Southern Corp.)
1940-1941 - Nashville Coach Co.
1941 - streetcars discontinued
1941-1953 - Southern Coach Lines (United Transit Co.)
1953-1962 - Nashville Transit Co. (United Transit Co.)
1962-1973 - Nashville Transit Co. (ATE)

CURRENT TRANSIT SYSTEMS
Metropolitan Transit Authority
Regional Transportation Authority


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