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Valley Transportation Co. was a bus operator, headquartered in Oxford, Connecticut. Primarily a charter bus service, it operated one local/express bus route through Bridgeport, Connecticut, via Noble Ave. and Huntington Tpk. into the Nichols section of Trumbull, then making local stops there and along the old State Road 8 (Bridgeport Ave.) in Shelton, and through Derby, Ansonia, Seymour, Beacon Falls, Naugatuck, and into Downtown Waterbury; this service was infrequent. It also had a transfer agreement with Bridgeport and Waterbury's C R & L Lines up until its demise in late 1972. Previously not having a transfer agreement with Bridgeport's other local bus lines, this eventually was granted. It also had a transfer agreement with Connecticut Transit (formerly The Connecticut Company) at points in Derby and Waterbury.

The company ceased operation of this route by the end of the 1970s, and completely shut down all operations shortly thereafter. Today, the corridor is served by Metro-North's Waterbury Branch between Bridgeport and Waterbury daily, but infrequently. CT Transit's New Haven Division offers 30-60 min. service via its "N" route, but only linking Seymour with Ansonia- Derby-Shelton, though the majority of its route was not parallel to Valley Transportation's route- which traveled via Wakelee Ave., bypassing Downtown Ansonia. Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority does provide two bus routes linking Bridgeport and Stratford with Shelton and Derby — both terminating at Derby Railroad Station — connecting with Connecticut Transit. (Submitted 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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