The MBTA, or the "T," was voted into law on August 3, 1964, becoming the first combined regional transit system in the U.S., serving 78 municipalities in the Greater Boston area. Founded in 1955 as American Transportation Enterprises, First Transit has had several acquisitions and name iterations. However, as this is a history driven site, old photos of things that aren't here any more are especially needed. 1925, Cleveland’s bus era began when the Motor Coach Division of Cleveland Railway began to operate a Downtown loop. BC Transit reduces environmental impact and improves accessibility with the help of an advanced fleet of transportation vehicles. History of Metro. Mid-1920s - TRT recognized its existing streetcar system was not keeping pace with the needs of a growing town and added two bus routes. Ridership losses, caused by the popularity of the automobile, forced the transit company to seek a more economical vehicle mode. Our story began in the 1950s when people first started to recognize the importance of Atlanta’s public transportation. A Downtown Transit Center, opened in 1992 adjacent to O'Donnell Park on Milwaukee s lakefront, featuring a large waiting area, extensive bus parking, meeting rooms and a transit history exhibit, never reached its envisioned potential, and may soon be replaced by a 44-story tower development featuring high-end apartments and a hotel. Our firm’s growth is a direct result of the willingness to embrace change and the desire to build partnerships to achieve common goals. The result integrated the existing railroads of greater Boston into one comprehensive public transit system: The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). Our History Since its founding, BC Transit has spread across the province and ridership has more than doubled. A History of Innovations. Our History We started MARTA with a commitment to making public transit a reliable service — one that boosts economic development and enhances the lives of people across Metro Atlanta. History. Since then, it has been 170 years of uninterrupted transit in this region. Yakima Transit’s bustling transit system has been on the go since Christmas day of 1907, when the first public rides were given on the Yakima Valley Transportation Company trolleys. 25 seat shuttle bus: 6019-2007 Chevrolet chassis/ Startrans body Take a visual journey with us through the history of BJCTA and how it evolved into the premier public transit provider in the state of Alabama. Vets Training Bus-0390 1995 RTS (at Paul Revere) Historic Bus: 6069- 1966 GMC TDH-5303. The men and women and Metro Bus and Rail are proud to carry on the tradition. History. Shows a Photo Transit History in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Bus 301. Metro has 1119 full time and part-time employees, utilizing 332 buses, 27 rail cars, 35 vans and four trolley-buses. The history of the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority can be traced back almost to Birmingham's beginnings as a city. The color scheme was originally all dark green; light yellow was added later to the upper body. - Transit pioneer, Roy Laos, began the Occidental Bus Line with one bus. In 1834 Buffalo's first horse car line began operation. This resulted in a gradual conversion from streetcar to bus … In so many words, the multi-modal plan was: Bus Rapid Transit, or BRT, would flow through the main arteries of the area: Woodward, Gratiot, … Historic Bus: 2600-a 1957 built GMC TDH-4512, originally Eastern Mass and MBTA 3183-maintained at Everett Shops. ... so have fun! Built: 1962; Manufacturer: GMC; Ran in service: 1962 to 1983; Diesel-fueled ; Fun Facts: Part of a large order of “New Look” buses ordered in the 1960s and ‘70s. 1906 - TRT began an electric streetcar system, ending a 25-year era of animal-powered public transit in Tucson. The order that included bus 301 replaced buses built in the 1940s.