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EXACT LIKENESS TO BPT. AUTO TRANSIT's SHORT GM 'OLD LOOK' BUSES BEFORE mid-1970S
DOWNTOWN BPT. CT 1967 - WATER ST - FAIRFIELD AVE
BPT. AUTO TRANSIT CO. ORANGE BUS with driver 1970S CT

Bridgeport Auto Transit Co. was a bus operator in Bridgeport, Connecticut. It had one main route, "BARNUM-STATE" (via Hancock Ave., Fairfield Ave., State St., Kossuth St., Crescent Ave., Barnum Ave. into Stratford: Bruce Ave., Hollister St.), and two "shuttles": "SUCCESS PARK" and "NICHOLS AVE.," two limited-service shuttles that connected Stratford sections with its Barnum Ave. line at its garage on Sage Ave., a 30-yard walk to Barnum Ave.

The shuttles had very few passengers before they were discontinued in the late-1970s, traveling up Sage Ave. to Boston Ave., then either up Success Ave. to near Broadbridge Ave., or up Clover St. to Canaan Rd., Broadbridge Ave., North Ave., and Nichols Ave. to Hawley Lane. "BARNUM-STATE" ran as often as every 10 minutes, with half its bus fleet being old and short General Motors 36-seaters almost always filled tightly with up to 50 passengers.

It should also be noted that service territory was exceptionally shared with CR & L Lines along Barnum Ave., Fairfield Ave., and State St.

When CR & L Lines folded in November 1972, Bridgeport Auto Transit took over CR & L's former #14 route between Bridgeport/Stratford and Fairfield (with Stratford Bus Line eventually taking over the Stratford-Bridgeport route portion) until consolidating with all other Bridgeport bus companies as Greater Bridgeport Transit District by 1975- then nicknamed The People Mover. (compiled by Ted Elliss)

Defunct Transit Operators in Connecticut
Horsecar systems Bridgeport Horse Railway CompanyEast Hartford & Glastonbury Horse RailroadHartford & Wethersfield Horse Railroad CompanyMeriden Horse Railroad CompanyNew Haven & West Haven Horse RailroadNew London Horse Railway CompanyNorwalk Horse Railroad CompanyStamford Horse Railroad CompanyState Street Horse Railroad CompanyWaterbury Horse Railroad Company
Streetcar systems Branford Lighting & Water CompanyBridgeport Railway CompanyBridgeport Traction CompanyCentral Railway & Electric Co.Cheshire Street RailwayConnecticut Electric CompanyConnecticut Light & Power CompanyConsolidated Railway CompanyDerby & Ansonia Street Railroad CompanyDerby Street RailwayEast End Railway CompanyEdgewood Avenue Electric CompanyEdgewood Street Railroad CompanyFair Haven & Westville RailroadFarmington Street RailwayGreenwich Tramway CompanyGroton & Stonington Street RailwayGroton & Stonington Traction CompanyHartford & West Hartford RailroadHartford Manchester & Rockville Tramway CompanyHartford Street RailwayLake Saltonstall Railroad CompanyMeriden Electric RailroadMeriden Southington & Compounce Tramway CompanyMiddletown Street RailwayMilford Street RailwayMontville Street RailwayNew Haven & Centreville Street RailwayNew Haven & Morris Cove Railway CompanyNew Haven & Shore Line Railway, IncorporatedNew Haven Street RailwayNew London Street RailwayNorwalk Street RailwayNorwalk Tramway CompanyNorwich Street RailwayPeoples Tramway CompanyPortland Street Railway CompanyPutnam & Thompson Street Railway CompanyShelton Street RailwayShore Line Electric Railway CompanySouth Manchester Light Power & Tramway CompanyStamford Street RailroadSuffield Street RailwayThompson Tramway Co.Torrington & Winchester Street RailwayWaterbury Traction CompanyWestport & Saugatuck Street RailwayWest Shore Railway Co.Whitney Avenue Railroad CompanyWillimantic Traction CompanyWinchester Avenue RailroadWorcester & Connecticut Eastern Railway Company
Bus systems Bridgeport Auto Transit CompanyCandlewood Bus CompanyChestnut Hill Bus CorporationChieppo Bus CompanyCity Bus LineCross Country Coach, Inc.Danbury Power & Transportation CompanyGray Line Bus CompanyH & W Transit CompanyJoseph H. McMahon CompanyOrange Street Bus LineSavin Transit CompanyStratford Bus Line CompanyThames Valley Transit, IncorporatedValley Transportation Company
Streetcar/Bus systems The Connecticut CompanyConnecticut Railway & Lighting CompanyDanbury and Bethel Street RailwayDanbury and Bethel Traction Company

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