Rockford City Busing

96.13.4 96 dpi wm.jpg

Title

Rockford City Busing

Description

A Rockford, Illinois city bus at the 15th Avenue rail crossing. From 1880 to 1936, a city railway and interurban system provided transportation to city residents. In 1920, paved roads replaced dirt and buses started to replace the interurban rail lines. Trolleys were introduced in the 1930s but were more expensive to operate than buses. By 1936 all of the street cars ceased operation. The Rockford Transit Company took over the city's bus system in 1953. Rockford Mass Transit District was founded February 15, 1971.

Date

circa 1950s

Rights

Midway Village Museum

Format

jpeg

Type

Still Image

Identifier

96.13.4

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

8" x 10"

Citation

“Rockford City Busing,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed September 21, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/3709.

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